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Visit of Malu Dreyer

March 22, 2017

As part of the sustainability conference hosted by the Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz on March 9, 2017, at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Malu Dreyer, Minister President of the state Rhineland-Palatine, met with the directors of the MPI-P.

The six directors took the opportunity to present the various fields of research and their relevance for the state of Rhineland-Palatine to Mrs. Dreyer. They presented two current projects and visited a laboratory for laser spectroscopy. Here, the scientists use laser beams to measure the structure and activity of proteins at interfaces, for example, between polymer surfaces and aqueous solutions, which are modeled on human blood. The aim is to understand the basics of protein adsorption. This is crucial, for example, in nanomedicine: small particles, so-called nanocarriers, are intended to bring drugs to the diseased parts of the body. In order to do so, it is important that certain proteins from the blood adhere to their surface. This way, the nanocarriers are recognized only by the target cells, which optimizes their effect.

Minister President Malu Dreyer with Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn in the laboratory for laser spectroscopy Zoom Image
Minister President Malu Dreyer with Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn in the laboratory for laser spectroscopy
 
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