Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Assembling Bioactive Architectures In Situ
Konrad studied Biomedical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany) and completed his Master's degree in 2019. During his time as a master's student, he worked in the group of Prof. Damien Thévenin at Lehigh University, Bethlehem (USA) as a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, funded by a PROMOS scholarship, and focused on the targeted treatment of cancer cells using pH-responsive peptides. For his master's thesis, Konrad worked in the RNA Pharmaceuticals department at BioNTech in Mainz (Germany) under the supervision of Dr. Heinrich Haas. As part of this work, he focused on the development of lipid- and polymer-based nanoparticles for the transport of mRNA into cells. Konrad started his PhD in May 2020 in the group of Prof. Tanja Weil and is working on strategies for controlled intracellular assembly of bioactive architectures.
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