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
SFB 1066 "Nanodimensional Polymer Therapeutics for Tumor Therapy"
Research Center for Immunotherapy (FZI)
Center for Translational Nanomedicine (CTN)
GRK 2516 "Structure Formation of Soft Matter at Interfaces"
SusInnoScience Research Center
Max Planck Graduate Center (MPGC) Mainz