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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
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Katharina Landfester was appointed to the Council for Technology in Rhineland-Palatinate for the period from 2017 to 2022.

Advanced Science News reported our work on palladium-free photocatalytic Stille-Type Coupling.

Bye-Bye Palladium:

Advanced Science News reported our work on palladium-free photocatalytic Stille-Type Coupling.
Alice Antonello successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Alice Antonello successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2017.
<div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Herzlichen Glückwunsch!</strong> Wir gratulieren Dr. Claudia Landgrafe und Gunnar Glaßer zum 25. Dienstjubiläum im öffentlichen Dienst.</div>
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Wir gratulieren Dr. Claudia Landgrafe und Gunnar Glaßer zum 25. Dienstjubiläum im öffentlichen Dienst.
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<div style="text-align: justify;">Interessierte Abiturientinnen des Friedrich-Dessauer-Gymnasiums in Frankfurt zu Gast am MPIP. Bei ihrem Besuch erhielten sie erste Eindrücke über die Arbeit und Forschung an unserem Institut.</div>
Interessierte Abiturientinnen des Friedrich-Dessauer-Gymnasiums in Frankfurt zu Gast am MPIP. Bei ihrem Besuch erhielten sie erste Eindrücke über die Arbeit und Forschung an unserem Institut.
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<div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Building bridges in Synthetic Biology: BrisSynBio meets MaxSynBio Two of Europe's strongest research networks in Synthetic Biology meet in Bristol!</strong> Two days of intense presentations, poster sessions and collaborative discussions at the University of Bristol.</div> Zoom Image
Building bridges in Synthetic Biology: BrisSynBio meets MaxSynBio Two of Europe's strongest research networks in Synthetic Biology meet in Bristol! Two days of intense presentations, poster sessions and collaborative discussions at the University of Bristol.
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Cesare Benedetti successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in May 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Cesare Benedetti successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in May 2017.

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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Maria Kokkinopoulou, Johanna Simon, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder and Ingo Lieberwirth
"Visualization of the protein corona: towards a biomolecular understanding of nanoparticle cell- interactions"
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J. Müller, K.N. Bauer, D. Prozeller, J. Simon, V. Mailander, F.R. Wurm, S. Winzen, K. Landfester
“Coating nanoparticles with tunable surfactants facilitates control over the protein corona”
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A.C. Bijlard, S. Wald, D. Crespy, A. Taden, F.R. Wurm, K. Landfester
“Functional Colloidal Stabilization”
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R. Li, B.C. Ma, W. Huang, D. Wang, H. Lu, K. Landfester, K.A.I Zhang
“Photocatalytic Regioselective and Stereoselective [2+2] Cycloaddition of Styrene Derivatives Using a Heterogeneous Organic Photocatalyst”
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