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Using state of the art equipment, we are advancing current characterization methodology of polymers in biological media as well as performing rigorous characterization of synthetic and biological polymers.

Besides our own research, the polymer analytics group is a core facility for the entire Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. We use the following physicochemical characterization techniques on a daily basis:

We regularly tailor the characterization approach for each new sample to include optimization of measurement conditions (solvent, temperature, columns, filtration, and separation techniques). With our focus on a combination of various physicochemical techniques we have the possibility to provide characterization on the forefront of polymer analytics.


07/2019We are very proud we could host the 1st annual review meeting of our EU project VES4US at our institute here in Mainz! With our partners from all over europe, we had a very productive and enjoyable time from July 22-24, 2019. Thanks for coming!

Ves4Us Review Meeting

07/2019

We are very proud we could host the 1st annual review meeting of our EU project VES4US at our institute here in Mainz! With our partners from all over europe, we had a very productive and enjoyable time from July 22-24, 2019. Thanks for coming! [more]
07/2019Our group visited the TV broadcasting station of ZDF (second german television) in Mainz Lerchenberg. It was a great day meeting the "Mainzelmännchen", learning what all the buttons do in the studios/directing rooms and having fun with the greenscreen!

Group trip to ZDF!

07/2019

Our group visited the TV broadcasting station of ZDF (second german television) in Mainz Lerchenberg. It was a great day meeting the "Mainzelmännchen", learning what all the buttons do in the studios/directing rooms and having fun with the greenscreen!
05/2019 © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaACheck out our newest research article in Advanced Science: "Prevention of Dominant IgG Adsorption on Nanocarriers in IgG-enriched Blood Plasma by Clusterin Precoating" by Domenik Prozeller et al. We are happy this study is now featured on the back cover!

How to overcome patient variations: Featured as cover article!

05/2019 © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Check out our newest research article in Advanced Science: "Prevention of Dominant IgG Adsorption on Nanocarriers in IgG-enriched Blood Plasma by Clusterin Precoating" by Domenik Prozeller et al. We are happy this study is now featured on the back cover! [more]
04/2019Check out our newest minireview, which was just published as an accepted article in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: "Possibilities and Limitations of Different Separation Techniques for the Analysis of the Protein Corona" by Claudia Weber, Svenja Morsbach and Katharina Landfester.

Minireview on Protein Corona Separation Techniques

04/2019

Check out our newest minireview, which was just published as an accepted article in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: "Possibilities and Limitations of Different Separation Techniques for the Analysis of the Protein Corona" by Claudia Weber, Svenja Morsbach and Katharina Landfester. [more]
12/2018We congratulate Dr. Claudia Weber to her successful PhD defense on December 19th. She submitted her thesis about the "Flow-based techniques for the analysis of nanocarriers in biological environments".

Congratulations to the PhD defense!

12/2018

We congratulate Dr. Claudia Weber to her successful PhD defense on December 19th. She submitted her thesis about the "Flow-based techniques for the analysis of nanocarriers in biological environments".
09/2018In the project Ves4Us that runs for a total of three years, scientists from Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and Slovenia are now working together with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz. The focus is put on extracellular vesicles from a natural source for tailor-made nanomaterials, where the team at MPI-P works mainly on the surface modification of the carriers.

New EU FET-OPEN project Ves4Us has launched

09/2018

In the project Ves4Us that runs for a total of three years, scientists from Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and Slovenia are now working together with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz. The focus is put on extracellular vesicles from a natural source for tailor-made nanomaterials, where the team at MPI-P works mainly on the surface modification of the carriers. [more]
09/2018In the project "Loss of neurotrophic factors in neurodegenerative dementias: Back to the crossroads of proteins" (LODE) researchers are focusing on understanding more about the disease developments and -especially at MPIP - developing nanocarrier devices for the transport of drugs into brain cells. Funding is provided via the EU joint programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research for three years.

Starting the project LODE within EU JPND programme

09/2018

In the project "Loss of neurotrophic factors in neurodegenerative dementias: Back to the crossroads of proteins" (LODE) researchers are focusing on understanding more about the disease developments and -especially at MPIP - developing nanocarrier devices for the transport of drugs into brain cells. Funding is provided via the EU joint programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research for three years. [more]
06/2018Together with a team of three other young researchers, Claudia Weber and Solveig Bartelt from the MPIP won the prize for the best group presentation regarding current research challenges. The Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum was held on June 28-29, 2018 at the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen.

Group Prize at Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum

06/2018

Together with a team of three other young researchers, Claudia Weber and Solveig Bartelt from the MPIP won the prize for the best group presentation regarding current research challenges. The Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum was held on June 28-29, 2018 at the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen. [more]
06/2018We congratulate Dr. Johanna Simon to her successful PhD defense on June 19th. She submitted her thesis about the "Proteomic characterization of the biomolecular corona and its impact on cellular uptake".

PhD defense successful!

06/2018

We congratulate Dr. Johanna Simon to her successful PhD defense on June 19th. She submitted her thesis about the "Proteomic characterization of the biomolecular corona and its impact on cellular uptake".
06/2018Domenik Prozeller gave a talk at the XX ISBC Conference on biocalorimetry in Cracow, Poland. The conference was held from 13-15 June 2018.

Presentation at XX ISBC Conference

06/2018

Domenik Prozeller gave a talk at the XX ISBC Conference on biocalorimetry in Cracow, Poland. The conference was held from 13-15 June 2018.
05/2018Claudia Weber gave a talk at the FFF 2018 (19th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations) in Columbia, SC, USA. The conference was held from 14-17 May 2018.

Presentation at FFF 2018

05/2018

Claudia Weber gave a talk at the FFF 2018 (19th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations) in Columbia, SC, USA. The conference was held from 14-17 May 2018.
04/2018We congratulate Dr. Julius Müller to his successful PhD defense on April 27th. He submitted his thesis about "Achieving a stealth effect of nanocarriers through controlled protein adsorption".

Successful PhD defense!

04/2018

We congratulate Dr. Julius Müller to his successful PhD defense on April 27th. He submitted his thesis about "Achieving a stealth effect of nanocarriers through controlled protein adsorption".
04/2018 ©Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Reproduced with permission.Check out the latest review article just published online in Angewandte Chemie International Edition about "Engineering Proteins at Interfaces: From Complementary Characterization to Material Surfaces with Designed Functions" with contributions from different departments of the MPIP related to the focus topic of the institute!

New Review Article on Proteins@Interfaces

04/2018 ©Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Reproduced with permission.

Check out the latest review article just published online in Angewandte Chemie International Edition about "Engineering Proteins at Interfaces: From Complementary Characterization to Material Surfaces with Designed Functions" with contributions from different departments of the MPIP related to the focus topic of the institute! [more]
03/2018Dr. Svenja Morsbach was invited as a lecturer to the Horizon 2020 Materials Networking School in Sofia, Bulgaria, held from March 21-23, 2018. The school was focused on "Biomaterials: synthesis and characterization".

Presentation at H2020 Materials Networking School

03/2018

Dr. Svenja Morsbach was invited as a lecturer to the Horizon 2020 Materials Networking School in Sofia, Bulgaria, held from March 21-23, 2018. The school was focused on "Biomaterials: synthesis and characterization". [more]
03/2018Check out our newest publication "Beyond the protein corona: Lipids matter for biological response of nanocarriers" in Acta Biomaterialia!

New publication in Acta Biomaterialia

03/2018

Check out our newest publication "Beyond the protein corona: Lipids matter for biological response of nanocarriers" in Acta Biomaterialia!
11/2017The polymer analysis group went to try out a new indoor activity: Black light minigolf! After a lot of fun in the dark, the evening was spent with some delicious dinner. We are already looking forward to the next event!

Group outing!

11/2017

The polymer analysis group went to try out a new indoor activity: Black light minigolf! After a lot of fun in the dark, the evening was spent with some delicious dinner. We are already looking forward to the next event!
07/2017Riccardo Wehr successfully finished his master thesis with the title „Korrelation der Primärstruktur von Xanthanen mit deren Verhalten in Lösung” which was conducted in cooperation with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg.

Congratulations!

07/2017

Riccardo Wehr successfully finished his master thesis with the title „Korrelation der Primärstruktur von Xanthanen mit deren Verhalten in Lösung” which was conducted in cooperation with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg.
07/2017At the Gordon Research Seminar, Julius Müller gave a presentation with the title "Coating Nanoparticles with Tunable Surfactants Enables Control Over Protein Adsorption". The seminar and the associated conference were held in Mount Snow, VT, USA from June 17 - 23, 2017.

Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Cancer Nanotechnology

07/2017

At the Gordon Research Seminar, Julius Müller gave a presentation with the title "Coating Nanoparticles with Tunable Surfactants Enables Control Over Protein Adsorption". The seminar and the associated conference were held in Mount Snow, VT, USA from June 17 - 23, 2017.
07/2017Dr. Svenja Winzen was speaking at the NanoTech France 2017 Conference about "Providing an alternative to covalent stealth modification of nanomaterials by using tunable surfactants". Additionally, Claudia Weber gave a talk on "Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation: A new approach for analysis of the protein corona". The conference was held from June 28-30 in the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris.

NanoTech France 2017

07/2017

Dr. Svenja Winzen was speaking at the NanoTech France 2017 Conference about "Providing an alternative to covalent stealth modification of nanomaterials by using tunable surfactants". Additionally, Claudia Weber gave a talk on "Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation: A new approach for analysis of the protein corona". The conference was held from June 28-30 in the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris.
06/2017The 22nd Kalorimetrietage took place in Braunschweig, Germany from June 7-9, 2017. Domenik Prozeller presented a poster with the title "Beyond the Protein Corona - Lipids Matter for Biological Response of Nanocarriers".

22nd Kalorimetrietage at Braunschweig

06/2017

The 22nd Kalorimetrietage took place in Braunschweig, Germany from June 7-9, 2017. Domenik Prozeller presented a poster with the title "Beyond the Protein Corona - Lipids Matter for Biological Response of Nanocarriers".
01/2017Julius Müller and Kristin Bauer published a paper in Biomaterials on "Coating nanoparticles with tunable surfactants facilitates control over the protein corona". The publication was featured in the latest issue of the newsletter Nanotechnology Weekly by NewsRX.

New Publication in Biomaterials

01/2017

Julius Müller and Kristin Bauer published a paper in Biomaterials on "Coating nanoparticles with tunable surfactants facilitates control over the protein corona". The publication was featured in the latest issue of the newsletter Nanotechnology Weekly by NewsRX.
10/2016We congratulate Laura Müller for successfully passing her PhD defense on September 27, 2016! The title of her thesis was "Using the interactions of designed siRNA and DNA drug carrier systems with human blood plasma and its components for controlled drug delivery".

PhD Defense

10/2016

We congratulate Laura Müller for successfully passing her PhD defense on September 27, 2016! The title of her thesis was "Using the interactions of designed siRNA and DNA drug carrier systems with human blood plasma and its components for controlled drug delivery".
07/2016Julius Müller was given the opportunity to present his research project entitled "Probing Protein Adsorption on Surfactant-Coated Nanoparticles with Isothermal Titration Calorimetry" at the XIX ISBC (International Society for Biological Calorimetry) Conference in Basel held from June 22 - 24.

Presentation at 2016 XIX ISBC Conference

07/2016

Julius Müller was given the opportunity to present his research project entitled "Probing Protein Adsorption on Surfactant-Coated Nanoparticles with Isothermal Titration Calorimetry" at the XIX ISBC (International Society for Biological Calorimetry) Conference in Basel held from June 22 - 24.
06/2016Claudia Weber won the poster prize at the 18th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations held in Dresden from May 22-26 2016. The title of the poster was "Analysis of the protein corona using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation".

Poster Award at the 2016 International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations

06/2016

Claudia Weber won the poster prize at the 18th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations held in Dresden from May 22-26 2016. The title of the poster was "Analysis of the protein corona using asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation".
 
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