The research in the Besenius lab focuses on the synthesis of organic and supramolecular functional systems. We design molecular and macromolecular building blocks that self-assemble into programmable polymers, adaptive materials in aqueous media and in the bulk. Utilising natural and non-natural supramolecular interactions we investigate multifunctional systems for applications as temperature-, pH-, oxidative stress and mechano-responsive hydrogels and biomedical carriers, biomaterials, as well as the development of synthetic vaccines for immunotherapy.
We are part of the
GRK 2516 "Structure Formation of Soft Matter at Interfaces"
Research Center for Immunotherapy (FZI)
SFB 1066 "Nanodimensional Polymer Therapeutics for Tumor Therapy"
SFB 1551 "Polymer Concepts in Cellular Function"
SFB 1552 "Defects and Defect Engineering in Soft Matter"
SusInnoScience Research Center
Max Planck Graduate Center (MPGC) Mainz