Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Synthesis of Peptide-Based Self-Assembling Systems
Sarah studied Biomedical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany), receiving her master’s degree in 2019. She did her bachelor thesis in the research group of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ute Hellmich (Mainz) in 2016, focusing on membrane biochemistry and heterologous protein expression, and spent a semester abroad at the University of Toronto in 2016/17. There, Sarah joined the lab of Prof. Dr. Molly Shoichet and worked on the synthesis of hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels for 3D cell culture. In 2018 she began her master thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Tanja Weil, synthesizing amphiphilic polyphenylene dendrimers for bioapplication. After a voluntary service abroad, Sarah rejoined the Weil group in mid-2020 for her PhD and is now working on the synthesis of peptide-based self-assembling molecules.