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<div style="text-align: justify;">Biao Kang at the award ceremony together with the Chinese ambassador, Shi Mingde</div>
Biao Kang at the award ceremony together with the Chinese ambassador, Shi Mingde

Four scientists receive “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2015”

May 11, 2016

The PhD students Biao Kang, Zhaoyang Liu, Junzhi Liu and Debin Xia have received the 2015 prize of the Chinese Scholarship Council. The award recognizes their outstanding academic achievements during their self-financed research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P).

The award ceremony took place in Berlin on May 7, 2016, where 32 Chinese scientists living and researching in Germany have been granted the prize for their outstanding work. Biao Kang, researcher at the MPI-P in the group of Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester was one of them. For his PhD project he used different saccharides to construct and modify nanocapsules in a miniemulsion system, in order to use them for a targeted drug delivery.

<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Am 01.04.2016 feierte Christine Rosenauer ihr 25-jähriges Dienstjubiläum. Wir gratulieren ganz herzlich!</span></div>
Am 01.04.2016 feierte Christine Rosenauer ihr 25-jähriges Dienstjubiläum. Wir gratulieren ganz herzlich!
Dr. Seraphine Wegner and Dr. Kai Zhang received the fellowship "Young Leaders in Science" from the the Ernst Schering Foundation. Congratulations!

Young Leaders in Science

Dr. Seraphine Wegner and Dr. Kai Zhang received the fellowship "Young Leaders in Science" from the the Ernst Schering Foundation. Congratulations!

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B. Kang, P. Okwieka, S. Schöttler, O. Seifert, R. Kontermann, K. Pfizenmaier, A. Musyanovych, R. Meyer, M. Diken, U. Sahin, V. Mailänder, F.R. Wurm, K. Landfester
„Tailoring the stealth properties of biocompatible polysaccharide nanocontainers.”
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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester - Physical Chemistry of Polymers


Welcome to the Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers

We view it as our mission to create colloids with increasingly specific and complex properties for new materials and bio-medical applications and to use the confinement of stable nanodroplets to tune chemical reactions and transformation processes. Particles suspended in a liquid, known as a colloid, are versatile and flexible in their uses. They are found everywhere in our daily lives, from mother's milk to adhesives and automobile paint to the most modern technologies. The special properties of colloids can therefore be adapted in each case to the intended purpose. That facilitates the enormous versatility of the miniemulsion process. From the encapsulation of dedicated molecules, like drugs, self-healing agents etc. through to generation of extremely small nanostructures, these simple spheres can be utilised with a highly uniform size and a defined functionality of the surface. The significance of the miniemulsion technique is that it is possible to use a wide variety of polymerization techniques with a wide range of monomers. Hereby important factors like size, shape, degradation, release kinetics, surface functionalization can be precisely tuned as requested. The continual progress in knowledge about the properties of nanoscale objects and their interactions with living tissue like cells or with electromagnetic radiation opens diverse opportunities. 


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I. Hofmeister, K. Landfester, A. Taden
„Controlled Formation of Polymer Nanocapsules with High Diffusion-Barrier Properties and Prediction of Encapsulation Efficiency“
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S. Winzen, S. Schoettler, G. Baier, C. Rosenauer, V. Mailänder, K. Landfester, K. Mohr
“Complementary analysis of the hard and soft protein corona: sample preparation critically effects corona composition”
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