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2022

July 2022 - Prague Meeting on Macromolecules
This year, Mareike Deuker from our group presented her PhD work about protein-nanocarrier interactions at the 84th PMM - Frontiers of Polymer Colloids. Again a great conference, which took place from July 24 - 28 in the beautiful city of Prague. Until next time! more
July 2022 - Summer School CRC 1066

July 2022 - Summer School CRC 1066

Cool science during hot days: Part of the AK Landfester participated in the joint summer school of the Collaborative Research Center 1066 from Mainz and the CRC 1278 „Polytarget“ from Jena. They presented and discussed their projects about nanocarriers for drug delivery!
June 2022 - Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Shoupeng Cao participated in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The event featured inspiring lectures by Nobel Laureates and fruitful discussions with the young scientists from all over the world. more
June 2022 - Stay in Eindhoven
Francesca Mazzotta, an ESR from the SuperCol ITN, just returned from her first secondment in the Technical University of Eindhoven. During her stay, she learned to collect and analyse DNA PAINT data to characterise functional groups on the nanoparticle surface. Many thanks to Ilja Voets and Peter Zijlstra for welcoming her in their groups. Additional acknowledgment to Bahar Rouhvand and  Bárbara Malheiros, two other ESRs from the same consortium, for guiding her in their beautiful lab. more
May 2022 - EMBL IC Symposium
On 31 May, a symposium was held at EMBL in Heidelberg to mark the opening of the imaging centre. Iain Harley, ESR from the SuperCol project, attended the event. In addition to excellent lectures on cryo-EM and superresolution microscopy, 3 of which were given by Nobel Laureates (Stefan Hell, Richard Hendersen and William Moerner), there was also the opportunity to visit the Imaging Centre and to discuss with colleagues at the poster session in the evening or even have a chat with one of the Nobel Laureates. more
May 2022 - SynCell Conference
Tsvetomir Ivanov and Lucas Silva participated in the International Conference on Engineering of Synthetic Cells and Organelles (SynCell 2022) in The Hague, Netherlands. Excellent talks and discussions about the future of this exciting field! more
May 2022 - Defense time!

May 2022 - Defense time!

Maximilian Brückner successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in May 2022. Congratulations!
May 2022 - CLINAM Conference

May 2022 - CLINAM Conference

Congratulations to Jenny Schunke and Michael Fichter for their poster prizes at the CLINAM conference. Jenny Schunke received the second prize in the category "Basic Nanomedicine Priorities", Michael Fichter the third prize in the category "Translational Nanomedicine Priorities".
April 2022 - EU project meeting

April 2022 - EU project meeting

BOW consortium meeting: First in person meeting for the EU project BOW! Ana Mateos Maroto and Svenja Morsbach went to the beautiful city of Florence on April 6-8. It was great to see all our partners not only in a virtual environment but in real life.
March 2022 - Ves4Us project finished

March 2022 - Ves4Us project finished

And just like that... our time with the EU project VES4US has already ended! A great and very successful period was summed up in the final annual meeting.
March 2022 - Defense time!

March 2022 - Defense time!

Junren Wang successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in February 2022. Congratulations!

2021

December 2021

December 2021

Wenxin Wei successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in December 2021. Congratulations!
November 2021

November 2021

Lorena Infante Teixeira successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in November 2021. Congratulations!
November 2021

November 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Mongkhol Prawatborisut who successfully graduated in Thailand. Mongkhol was a guest PhD student in our group for two years.
November 2021

November 2021

Shoupeng Cao has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship. Congratulations!
 
November 2021

November 2021

Congratulations to the members of the Silva Group for winning the 1st place at the MPIP Poster Day (November 4, 2021). The poster, "Multicompartmentalization and Adaptivity in Synthetic Cell-Like Systems", was presented by Arjaree Jobdeedamrong and Tsvetomir Ivanov.
 
October 2021

October 2021

Congratulations to Suttiruk Salaluk who successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in Thailand. Suttiruk was visiting PhD student in our group in 2019/2020.
September 2021

September 2021

Shen Han successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2021. Congratulations!
September 2021

September 2021

SFB1066 retreat in Oberlahr: It is great to have a in person retreat to discuss with PIs and students fascinating science about nanomedicine!
September 2021

September 2021

Marina Machtakova successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2021. Congratulations!
September 2021

September 2021

Fabian Uebel successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2021. Congratulations!
September 2021 - Opening of the Polymer Trail
We celebrated the official opening of our Polymer Trail! An educational project about the diverse world of polymers and plastics, their applications, challenges and chances. more
July 2021

July 2021

Niklas Huber successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in July 2021. Congratulations!
June 2021

June 2021

Marie-Luise Frey successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2021. Congratulations!
April 2021

April 2021

We enthusiastically congratulate Doungporn Crespy and Raweewan Thiramanas for the rewards for their theses from the National Research Council of Thailand. Both graduated from Mainz after working successfully in our department.
April 2021

April 2021

Henry Halim successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in April 2021. Congratulations!
March 2021

March 2021

Yinzhou Guo successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in March 2021. Congratulations!
March 2021

March 2021

Cyrine Ayed successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in March 2021. Congratulations!

2020

December 2020

December 2020

Oksana Suraeva successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2020. Congratulations!
December 2020

December 2020

Great news: the collaborative research center SFB1450 ("Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation") with the University of Münster will start in January. We are proud of being part with one joint project "Nanocapsule-based functional analysis of myeloid cells and platelets in autoimmune diseases". We are looking forwards to fruitful interactions.
December 2020
Professor Katharina Landfester joined Nanoscale Horizons as the new Editorial Board Chair! more
December 2020

December 2020

Samaneh Rasoulinejad successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2020. Congratulations!
November 2020

November 2020

Shafee Alkanawati successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2020. Congratulations!
November 2020

November 2020

Long Yang successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2020. Congratulations!
November 2020

November 2020

At the Poster Week of the Institute, which was held from November 2-6, 2020, Marina Machtakova presented her work on “Performing Chemical Reactions with Self-Sustaining Enzyme Nanocapsules”. She was awarded with the 1st Poster Prize.
October 2020

October 2020

Mengyi Li successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in October 2020. Congratulations!
October 2020

October 2020

Young-Gon Kim successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in October 2020. Congratulations!
September 2020

September 2020

Ilke Sentürk successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in September 2020. Congratulations!
September 2020

September 2020

Dongdong Xu successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2020. Congratulations!
September 2020

September 2020

Sebastian Beckers successfully defended his PhD thesis about drug delivery in plants in an online exam. Congratulations!
September 2020

September 2020

On 02.09.2020 Andreas Riedinger presented a talk "Kinetically Driven Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoplatelets" at the SimOEP'20 Online Conference.
June 2020

June 2020

Nadzeya Nazarova successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2020. Congratulations!
June 2020

June 2020

Rebecca Momper successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2020. Congratulations!
June 2020
We are happy that our recent paper "Immunoglobulins on the surface of differently charged polymer nanoparticles" by D. Prozeller et al. in Biointerphases is featured in a Scilight article. Check it out!

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May 2020

May 2020

Tobias Haider successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in May 2020. Congratulations!
May 2020

May 2020

Tassilo Gleede successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in May 2020. Congratulations!
May 2020

May 2020

On 07.05.2020 Andreas Riedinger presented a talk "Kinetically Driven Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoplatelets" at the NanoGe NC Online Conference.
April 2020

April 2020

On 30.04.2020 Andreas Riedinger presented a talk "Kinetically Driven Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoplatelets" at the Nano Plus Online Meetup.
March 2020
Calum Ferguson recently represented the group in the RSC poster day, a virtual chemistry poster competition, on March 3rd. During the poster day, 700 delegates shared their poster on twitter, with over 5,000 total tweets and participants from over 55 different countries. It was a great event! more
February 2020

February 2020

The last Meeting of Max Planck University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics took place at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in February. During the meeting more than 50 participants from all working teams exchanged new ideas and strengthened the collaboration within the center.
February 2020

February 2020

Congratulations! Stefan Peil's master thesis was awarded with the Biofach Award. (Foto: left: Jürgen Tölke; Geschäftsführer Biofino, right: Stefan Peil, Nürnberg Biofach 2020, 13.2.2020)
January 2020

January 2020

Ernesta Heinrich successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in January 2020. Congratulations!
January 2020
Dr. Svenja Morsbach was selected as one of the "Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2020", featuring her research in the corresponding special issue published in january. Congratulations! more
January 2020

January 2020

Sino-European Price: Dr. Kai Zhang was selected as one of the “2019 Top 10 Leading Chinese Talents for Science and Technology in Europe”. He was awarded at the 11th FCPAE Europe Forum in Dublin, Ireland. Congratulations!

2019

December 2019

December 2019

Marc Müller successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in December 2019. Congratulations!
October 2019

October 2019

On 26.09.2019, Olga Koshkina presented a talk "Controlled Synthesis of Perfluorocarbon-loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles for 19F MRI: from the Bench towards the Clinics" at the 3rd Molecular Imaging Symposium MoBi 2019 in Münster.
October 2019

October 2019

On October 1st, 2019, the EU project AlternativesToGd started in which we participate as a partner.
October 2019

October 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP, Germany) and the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC, Thailand) opened the 1st Max Planck Partner Laboratory of Thailand. The newly founded International Research Center is headed by Assoc. Prof. Daniel Crespy and will focus on the creation of sustainable polymer materials. Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, Prof. Dr. Volker Mailaender, Dr. Heloise Therien-Aubin, and Dr. Manfred Wagner participated to the opening ceremony on the 03rd of October 2019. The Max Planck-VISTEC Partner Laboratory has successfully gathered scientific and financial commitments from VISTEC and the MPIP to ensure a long term and fruitful collaboration between both institutes.
September 2019

September 2019

We are delighted to have Prof. Yanlei Yu and Prof. Jia Wei from Fudan University for their visit.
September 2019

September 2019

Dr. Svenja Morsbach visited the University of Hasselt for giving a lecture at the Nanotechnology Crossing Borders symposium on September 26th, 2019 about the "Characterization of Nanocarriers in Biological Media".
September 2019

September 2019

Domenik Prozeller successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2019.
September 2019

September 2019

On 19.09.2019 Andreas Riedinger presented a talk "Kinetically Driven Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoplatelets" at the NaNaX9 conference in Hamburg.
September 2019

September 2019

Dr. Banu Iyisan gave a talk about "Temperature Sensing in Cells by Polymeric Upconversion Nanocapsules" at the 33rd Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) ECIS in Leuven (Belgium).
August 2019

August 2019

We welcome Yun Gao and Xiaojie Yin in Kai Zhang's group, both coming from the Shanghai University where they work in the group of our former group member Liping Lv.
August 2019

August 2019

Fei Chen successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in August 2019.
August 2019

August 2019

Katharina Landfester visited the ACS Fall 2019 meeting in San Diego together with Ilke Sentürk and Oksana Suraeva. All three of them gave interesting talks at the meeting.
August 2019
On the 2019 Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Portland, USA, Shen Han was rewarded the Student Scholar Award for his contribion on “High-Contrast Imaging of Nanodiamonds in Cells by Energy filtered and Correlative Light-Electron Microscopy: Toward a Quantitative Nanoparticle-Cell Analysis”. more
July 2019
At the 16th European Conference on Organized Films, which was held in Paris, France from July 8-12, 2019, Dr. Andreas Riedinger shared his research. more
July 2019
At the Zsigmondy Colloquium 2019, which was held in Dresden, Germany from July 10-12, Henry Halim shared his work in a talk about "Water transferred semiconductor nanoplatelets as ultra-bright fluorescent probes". more
July 2019

July 2019

Dr. Johanna Simon received the renowned Otto Hahn Award of the Max Planck Society for her dissertation on "Proteomic characterization of the biomolecular corona and its impact on targeted drug delivery via nanocarriers". The prize includes a scientific stay abroad of up to two years. Afterwards, she will be able to set up her own research group at a Max Planck Institute of her choice. The Otto Hahn Award is granted annually to a maximum of four young scientists for outstanding achievements in their dissertations. It is intended to pave the way for a long-term scientific career.
June 2019

June 2019

At the European Polymer Congress, which was held in Crete, Greece from June 9-14, 2019, Cyrine Ayed presented her work on “Visible light-promoted photocatalytic carbon-carbon double bond cleavage over conjugated microporous polymers in aqueous medium”.
May 2019

May 2019

Dr. Kai Zhang was invited to give a talk on “Designing conjugated polymers for visible light-promoted heterogeneous photocatalysis” at the 2nd IMPRS-RECHARGE Symposium on “Catalysis Towards Greener Chemistry”, which was held at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung from May 20-23, 2019 in Mühlheim, Germany.
May 2019

May 2019

At the E-MRS spring meeting 2019, which was held in Nice, France from May 27-31, Rebecca Momper shared her work in a talk about "Kinetically driven self-assembly of semiconductor nanoplatelets".
May 2019
We are happy that our recent article about "Prevention of Dominant IgG Adsorption on Nanocarriers in IgG-enriched Blood Plasma by Clusterin Precoating" by Domenik Prozeller et al. is featured on the back cover of Advanced Science. more
May 2019

May 2019

Dr. Frederik R. Wurm received the EPJ Award 2019, which was awarded during the 6th International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science.
May 2019
Katharina Landfester contributed with the chapter "Introduction to biophysics and medical physics" to the book "Vielfältige Physik" ("Diverse Physics"). In this book more than 30 female scientists in physics and chemistry provide surprising insights into their current research, vividly explain complex facts and make newly discovered phenomena of modern physics understandable. more
May 2019
In the book "Biological Responses to Nanoscale Particles: Molecular and Cellular Aspects and Methodological Approaches", our group has two contributions:
Banu Iyisan and Katharina Landfester wrote the chapter about "Polymeric Nanoparticles" and Lorna Moll and Volker Mailänder about "Nanocarriers and Immune Cells". more