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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.



Priscila Auad,Thiago FelipeandJoao Machadojoin our group for 1 year as exchange students between Brasil Universities and Heidelberg University. Welcome!


Erica´s paper"DropletMicroarray: Facile Formation of Arrays of Microdroplets and Hydrogel Micropads for Cell Screening Applications" has been accepted toOpens external link in new windowLab on a Chip.Congratulations!

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A patent applicationdescribing a novel type of cell- and bacteria-resistant coating has been submitted to the European Patent Office. Congratulations to Erica and Junsheng! The work is a cooperation with the Schwartz group in IFG, KIT.


Linxian´s paperon combinatorial synthesis of vectors for gene-delivery via thiol-yne click chemistry has appearedOpens external link in new windowonline in Biomaterials

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MartinMaiwaldandFelix Braunjoin our group as internship students to continue projects started byAniketandAsritha.


Kubilay Demirfinishes his PhD in the group of Prof. Boutros (DKFZ) and joins our group as a postdoc. Welcome! Kubilay is going to work on the application of our superhydrophobic-superhydrophilic microarrays for the high-throughput cell screening.


Our newpaper "A Biomimetic Lipid Library for Gene Delivery through Thiol-Yne Click Chemistry" has been just accepted to Biomaterials. Congratulations toLinxian!


Apatentapplication describing the DropletArray method - a new application of superhydrophobic-superhydrophilic micropatterns - has been submitted to the European Patent Office. Congratulations toErica!


Proposalfor a non-contact liquid dispenser system (100.000€) was supported by the Helmholtz Association.


Asritha NallapaneniandAniket Gudadhejoin our group as interns for summer. Welcome!


Our paper on"Printable Superhydrophilic−Superhydrophobic Micropattern"was just accepted toLangmuir. Congratulations toJunsheng, Erica, Linxian and Asritha!

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Incella GmbHis founded! Incella is a startup that will commercialize new gene- and drug-delivery systems developed in our group and in collaborations. The first product – highly efficient transfection reagentScreenFect A– is already on the market in Germany, China and Austria. ScreenFect is a result of a collaborative  project with the group of Dr. Gary Davidson. More info is on the

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Konnyjoins our group as a technical assistant. Welcome!


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