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ABOUT THE GROUP

Our research group is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and affiliated with the University of Heidelberg. Our research is focused on the synthesis and application of biofunctional materials, surfaces and nanoparticles.

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08.12.2014

Our paper describing a novel transparent reactive superhydrophobic surface based on silicon nanofilaments has been accepted for publication inNano Letters. Congratulations to all the authors!

Li, Junsheng; Li, Linxian; Du, Xin; Feng, Wenqian; Welle, Alexander; Trapp, Oliver; Grunze, Michael; Hirtz, Michael; Levkin, Pavel
"Reactive Superhydrophobic Surface and Its Photo Induced Disulfide-ene and Thiol-ene (Bio)functionalization"

24.11.2014

Victoriahas successfully defended her PhD at the University of Heidelberg, Department of Applied Physical Chemistry. Congratulations!

 

21.10.2014

Ericahas successfully defended her PhD at the KIT. Congratulations!

30.09.2014

Xin´s paper on "UV-Triggered Dopamine Polymerization: Control of Polymerization, Surface Coating and Photopatterning" has been accepted toAdvanced Materials. Congratulations!

01.08.2014

Press-release about the Ewald Wicke Award to Pavel Levkinin Angewandte Chemie.

01.07.2014

Linxian has accepted a postdoctoral position in The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the MIT, USA. Congratulations!

20.06.2014

Wenqian´s two publications have been accepted at the same time in Advanced Materials Interfaces and Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Congratulations!

W. Feng, L. Li, E. Ueda, J. Li, S.Heißler, A. Welle, O. Trapp, P. A. Levkin Surface Patterning via Thiol-Yne Click Chemistry: an Extremely Fast and Versatile Approach to Superhydrophilic- Superhydrophobic Micropatterns. Adv. Mater. Interfaces

12.06.2014

Alexander Efremovgraduates from Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg with Magna Cum Lauda. Congratulations, Alexander!

24.05.2014

Dr. Pavel Levkin receives the Ewald-Wicke-Prize, which will be awarded at theBunsentagung 2014to be held at the University of Hamburg on 29-31st of May.

"Der Preis wird an junge Wissenschaftler bis zum Alter von 35 Jahren für herausragende wissenschaftliche Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der angewandten physikalischen Chemie vergeben."

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Prof. Marcell Peuckert (President of the Bunsen Society) awarding the Ewald-Wicke Prize to Dr. Levkin.

Dr. Gölitz, Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie (a journal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker) congratulates Dr. Pavel Levkin on the occasion of receiving the Ewald-Wicke-Prize Award at the Bunsen-Tagung in Hamburg, May 2014.

23.05.2014

Linxian Lihas just graduated from Heidelberg University with Magna Cum Laude. Congratulations, Linxian!

 

21.03.2014

Incella GmbH is a start-up company that developes and commercializes novel gene-delivery systems. Incella is a result of one of our research projects that was finished by Linxian two years ago in cooperation with Gary Davidson´s lab at the KIT. Now, just two years after that project three novel transfection reagents (ScreenFect A, ScreenFect siRNA and ScreenFect mRNA) are available in Europe, Japan, China and soon in the US.Incella GmbHhas moved to theHigh-Tech Inkubatorat the KIT where the company currently rents one chemistry and one cell biology laboratory and employs 8 scientists.

20.03.2014

Linxian´s andJunsheng´sAngewandte paper"Direct UV-Induced Functionalization of Surface Hydroxy Groups by Thiol–Ol Chemistry" isonlineand has been selected as aHOT PAPERby the editor.

28.02.2014

Junshenghas successfully defended his PhD in Heidelberg University. Congratulations!

12.02.2014

Check our laboratory´syoutube channel. The interviews are kind of funny, but the macro videos of droplets, superhydrophobic surfaces and micropatterns are interesting. High-density arrays of square microdroplets, or unusual ring-shaped droplets are something what we do not often see in our real life.

06.02.2014

Prof. João F. Mano visits our group and gives a talk on "Ex-vivo applications of biomimetic polymeric surfaces for biomedical applications".

02.01.2014

Dr. Levkin represents KIT at the European Career Fair at the MITin Boston.

15.01.2014

Dr. Anna Popova and Mr. Konstantin Demirhave joined our group. They will work on the development of a new platform for high-throughput screening of live cells using the Dropletmicroarray approach as a part of the ERC Starting Grant. Welcome!

Contact

Dr. Pavel Levkin   
Build.: 341 / Office: 154 
E-Mail: levkin@kit.edu
Tel:  +49-721-608-29175

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Campus North)
Institute of Toxicology and Genetics - Geb. 341
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

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