Dr. Christopher Synatschke
Dr. Christopher Synatschke
Group Leader
Phone:+49 6131 379-260

Group Leader

Dr. Christopher Synatschke

Christopher studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth and graduated as "Diplom Chemiker" in 2009. He then pursued his PhD in the group of Prof. Axel H. E. Müller, also at the University of Bayreuth, working on multicompartment micelles from triblock terpolymers and star-shaped polyelectrolytes. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he had the opportunity to join the University of New South Wales (Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik), Australia, and the University of Tokyo (Prof. Kazunori Kataoka), Japan, as a visiting researcher. After completing his PhD in 2013, he joined the group of Prof. Samuel I. Stupp as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, Chicago. There, he developed self-assembled soft hybrid materials for applications in regenerative medicine and as anisotropic actuators. In 2017, Dr. Synatschke joined the group of Prof. Tanja Weil as a postdoctoral fellow studying the self-assembly of polymer materials and their potential in biomedical applications.





Research Topics

Peptide-Polymer Hybrid Materials

Selected Publications

C. Schilling, T. Mack, S. Lickfett, F.S. Ruggeri, T. Sneideris, A. Dutta, T. Bereau, R. Naraghi, S. Sieste, D. Sinske, T.P.J. Knowles, C.V. Synatschke, T. Weil, B. Knöll
"Sequence-Optimized Peptide Nanofibers as Growth Stimulators for Regeneration of Peripheral Neurons" Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 29(24), 1809112.

J. Gačanin, J. Hedrich, S. Sieste, G. Glaßer, I. Lieberwirth, C. Schilling, S. Fischer, H. Barth, B. Knöll, C.V. Synatschke, T. Weil "Autonomous Ultra-Fast Self-Healing Hydrogels by pH-Responsive Functional Nanofiber Gelators as Cell Matrices" Advanced Materials 2019, 31(2), 1805044.

S.A.B. Riedl, P. Kaiser, A. Raup, C.V. Synatschke, V. Jérôme, R. Freitag "Non-viral Transfection of Human T Lymphocytes" Processes 2018, 6 (10), 188.

S.M. Chin, C.V. Synatschke, S. Liu, R.J. Nap, N.A. Sather, Q. Wang, Z. Alvarez, A.N. Edelbrock, T. Fyrner, L.C. Palmer, I. Szleifer, M. Olvera de la Cruz, S.I. Stupp, "Covalent-supramolecular hybrid polymers as muscle-inspired anisotropic actuators" Nature Communications 2018, 9, Article number: 2395

B. Chen, C.V. Synatschke, V. Jérôme, A.H.E. Müller, R. Freitag, C. Wu "Co-transfection of star-shaped PDMAEMAs enhance transfection efficiency of protamine/pDNA complexes in the presence of serum" European Polymer Journal 2018, 103, 362-369.

S. Sieste, T. Mack, C.V. Synatschke, C. Schilling, C. Meyer zu Reckendorf, L. Pendi, S. Harvey, F.S. Ruggeri, T.P.J. Knowles, C. Meier, D.Y.W. Ng, T. Weil, R. Knöll, "Water-Dispersible Polydopamine-Coated Nanofibers for Stimulation of Neuronal Growth and Adhesion" Advanced Healthcare Materials 2018, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201701485

A. Raup, H. Wang, C.V. Synatschke, V. Jerome, S. Agarwal, D.V. Pergushov, A.H.E. Müller, R. Freitag, "Compaction and Transmembrane Delivery of pDNA: Differences between l-PEI and Two Types of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers" Biomacromolecules 2017, 18(3), 808-818.

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