News | Dept. Landfester

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

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

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

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

September 2021

Fabian Uebel successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2021. Congratulations!

July 2021

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

June 2021

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

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

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

March 2021

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

March 2021

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

2020

December 2020

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

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.
Professor Katharina Landfester joined Nanoscale Horizons as the new Editorial Board Chair! more

December 2020

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

November 2020

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

November 2020

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

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

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

October 2020

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

September 2020

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

September 2020

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

September 2020

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

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

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

June 2020

Rebecca Momper successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in June 2020. Congratulations!
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

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

May 2020

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

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

On 30.04.2020 Andreas Riedinger presented a talk "Kinetically Driven Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanoplatelets" at the Nano Plus Online Meetup.
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

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

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

Ernesta Heinrich successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in January 2020. Congratulations!
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Domenik Prozeller successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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".
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

Dr. Frederik R. Wurm received the EPJ Award 2019, which was awarded during the 6th International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science.
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
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

April 2019

Two of our group members contributed to the ACS spring meeting, which was held in Orlando, Florida from March 31 - April 4, 2019: Marie-Luise Frey gave a talk about "Glycodendron modified HES nanocapsules for targeting of dendritic cells" and Tassilo Gleede talked about "Living anionic polymerization of aziridines tolerates water and gives fast access to amphiphilic multi-block copolymers".
Niklas Huber, PhD student in our department has been selected as junior member into the Gutenberg Academy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). Congratulations! more
Our article titled ‘Fully degradable protein nanocarriers by orthogonal photoclick tetrazole/ene chemistry for the encapsulation and release’ has been selected to be a part of the first Horizons Community Board online article collection on nanobiomedicine. more

March 2019

Dr. Kai Zhang has been appointed to Associate Editor by the journal Polymer International (Wiley-VCH).

Congratulations!

Dr. Kai Zhang has been appointed to full professor by Fudan University, Shanghai.

Congratulations!

Milagro Mottola has been granted a DAAD short-term scholarship.

Congratulations!

Zhiaoliang Zheng, PhD, has been granted a Marie Curie fellowship.
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