Creating complex systems from the bottom up
In nature, countless complex structures are known, and mimicking these structures can be a challenging task. How do you design a nano- or micro-system from the bottom up? Our goal is to design functional supramolecular structures and apply them to advance the field of nanomedicine.
Our group finds their inspiration in natural materials and processes. It is our aim to develop functional polymers, peptide and protein-based hybrid materials with biological activity. By using a variety of synthetic techniques, such as controlled polymerization, peptide synthesis and protein engineering methods. We furthermore mimic natural biological processes by compartmentalization and assembly of biocatalysts in polymeric capsules (polymersomes) for the design of synthetic mobile systems.
The Systems Chemistry group consists of people from many different scientific backgrounds. Everyone has their specialisation in the broad field of biochemistry and materials science, which leads to a strong emphasis on collaboration within the group. We have a modern lab with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as access to the latest analytical tools including NMR, UV-VIS, Electron microscopy and Mass spectrometry.