Pavel Levkin joins the Excellence Cluster of KIT and Heidelberg University, 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) as a PI.

A PhD position will be advertised soon. Meanwhile please check the cool science done in the cluster by many top scientists:

20200424 3DMM2O

Welcome, Jonathan.

Congratulations to Max for winning the Carl-Roth-Förderpreis of the German Chemical Society! Excellent achievement.


We are happy to announce that our group starts this year in a brand new institute:

Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems - Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS).

We launched IBCS-FMS on the 1st of January 2020 as an interdisciplinary institute combining fundamental and applied research in Biology, Chemistry and Materials Science. Our group is proud to be a part of a great team of chemical and biological labs of Stefan Bräse, Gary Davidson, Veronique Orian-Rousseau, Mike Meier.

Here is a new website of the institute:

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It´s been a pleasure to organize a special issue of Advanced Functional Materials together with Joanna Aizenberg. The topic of this issue will be "Assembly of Materials Building Blocks into Integrated Complex Functional Systems".

This will be a very strong issue. Just check out some names: Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Stefan Bräse, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Andreas Greiner, Joerg Lahann, Haeshin Lee, Joao Mano, Ali Khademhosseini, Wim Noorduin, Molly Stevens, Andreas Walther, Martin Wegener, Han Zuilhof, Carsten Werner and many others. This is the first announcement and the issue is still not online.

I would like to thank Jos Lenders and Joern Ritterbusch for helping with organization.

Marius´ first first-author paper has been now accepted in Small. Congratulations to Marius and our great collaborators, Sergiy Afonin, Stefan Heissler! 👍

"Nanomolar Synthesis in Droplet Microarrays with UV-Triggered On-Chip Cell Screening"

Congratulations to Marius and Max, who both just won Tony B. Travel Awards to attend the SLAS conference next year in San Diego. Well done and congrats!

Congratulations to Anna, who just won another grant - HeiKa, which is a cooperation with Dr. Sevin Turcan from Heidelberg University, who works on brain tumor biology. Well done Anna!

Joined Ph.D. thesis between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and University of Heidelberg.

Development of prognostic test on-a-chip for personalized oncology

If you are interested, contact: Dr. Anna Popova (anna "dot" popova at kit "dot" edu) or PD Dr. Sascha Dietrich (sascha"dot"dietrich at embl "dot" de)
Starting date: January 1, 2020
Duration: 3 years
Qualification: cell and molecular biology, cancer biology

More information: here


Congratulations to Anna! Our invited review on "Precision medicine in oncology: in vitro drug sensitivity and resistance test (DSRT) for selection of personalized anti-cancer therapy" is accepted for publication in Advanced Therapeutics. Well done.

"Precision medicine in oncology: in vitro drug sensitivity and resistance test (DSRT) for selection of personalized anti-cancer therapy"

Pavel Levkin presents his ERC Consolidator Grant in front of the reviewers board in Brussels. Fingers crossed.


Welcome, Zhenwu.

The Levkin Lab just reached 100 journal publications. Congratulations to all group members and all of our collaborators.

Three projects have been funded by the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg (MWK). One project (PI Dr. Anna Popova) is a strong collaboration with the University Hospital in Heidelberg (Dr. Sascha Dietrich) and will focus on the development of a novel personalized medicine approach to address cancer treatment. The other two projects focus on further development of different aspects of the droplet microarray platform for cell screenings and mass-spectrometric readouts. We also thank and congratulate our collaborator - the group of Prof. Carsten Hopf (HS Mannheim/CeMOS). Congratulations to Anna, Max and Dorothea!

Have a look at this nice cover for our recent Advanced Functional Materials paper:

Moebius 2



The manuscript titled "Solid-phase combinatorial synthesis using microarrays of microcompartments with light-induced on-chip cell screening" will be online soon - congratulations to Alisa and all of her co-authors!!!

Congratulations to the whole team of Aquarray, especially Simon and Anna, for winning an important EU grant (SME Instruments) of about 1,7M€! This grant will accelerate Aquarray´s development of precision medicine products and will help enter the market of Personalized Medicine. It is especially exciting to receive such an award where success rate is just about 3-5%...


We are happy that KIT was selected as one of the 11 Universities of Excellence. A total of approximately €148 million will be available annually for all Universities of Excellence.

I congratulate all our colleagues at the KIT and especially all the students, postdocs and TAs who worked in our group and made their contribution to this success.

Other Universities of Excellence include: RWTH Aachen University, Berlin University, University of Bonn, Dresden University of Technology, University of Hamburg, Heidelberg University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Konstanz, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Technical University of Munich, University of Tübingen.




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