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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.


Our recent paper in Advanced Biosystems titled “Droplet‐Microarray: Miniaturized Platform for High‐Throughput Screening of Antimicrobial” is online now. Congratulations to Wenxi and the co-authors! Great collaboration with Thomas Schwartz´s group at KIT.
The authors demonstrated the droplet‐microarray (DMA) platform can be used for screening the efficiency of clinically used antibiotics against bacterial pathogens. This platform offers the ability to investigate drug‐resistance of bacteria isolated from patients and the environment with minimal cost and effort.

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Great collaboration with Martin Wegener and colleagues from the Excellence Cluster 3D Matter-Made-to-Order (3DMM2O) has been now published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Frederik and Zheqin!

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Johannes’ paper on inverse vulcanization (in collaboration with the group of Patrick Theato) has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations, Johannes!


Pavel Levkin accepts position of Full Professor at the KIT. Congratulations!

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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:

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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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