What do we do...

We aim to develop new materials inspired by natural occurring systems or approaches as well as by using biological structures like proteins and viruses. Though inspired by nature, the approach is chemistry-based in the form of molecular modifications of protein structures but also "smart" polymer structures are being used. The final applications of the developed structures and systems is mostly medical oriented.

What do we do...

We aim to develop new materials inspired by natural occurring systems or approaches as well as by using biological structures like proteins and viruses. Though inspired by nature, the approach is chemistry-based in the form of molecular modifications of protein structures but also "smart" polymer structures are being used. The final applications of the developed structures and systems is mostly medical oriented.

How do we do it...

The activities in the group are divided into three main topics which give new and exciting materials and systems for biomedical applications:

I) Synthetic modifications of protein structures and virus particles to derive new artificial assembling systems and sensor-structures.

II) Surface structuring and modification for controlled bio-adhesion and cellular interactions.

III) Polymeric microgels for biomedical applications.

How do we do it...

The activities in the group are divided into three main topics which give new and exciting materials and systems for biomedical applications:

I) Synthetic modifications of protein structures and virus particles to derive new artificial assembling systems and sensor-structures.

II) Surface structuring and modification for controlled bio-adhesion and cellular interactions.

III) Polymeric microgels for biomedical applications.

Why do we do it...

By combining various disciplines ranging from chemistry (organic/polymer/physical) to biology and medicine in an environment as diverse as the University Medical Center Groningen, a more translational approach towards functional systems is reached. This is facilitated by close collaborations between the W.J. Kolff Institute for BioMedical Engineering and Materials Science and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. In the end it is expected that this will result in novel applications and actual implementation into clinical studies.

Why do we do it...

By combining various disciplines ranging from chemistry (organic/polymer/physical) to biology and medicine in an environment as diverse as the University Medical Center Groningen, a more translational approach towards functional systems is reached. This is facilitated by close collaborations between the W.J. Kolff Institute for BioMedical Engineering and Materials Science and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. In the end it is expected that this will result in novel applications and actual implementation into clinical studies.

What do we do...

We aim to develop new materials inspired by natural occurring systems or approaches as well as by using biological structures like proteins and viruses. Though inspired by nature, the approach is chemistry-based in the form of molecular modifications of protein structures but also "smart" polymer structures are being used. The final applications of the developed structures and systems is mostly medical oriented.

What do we do...

We aim to develop new materials inspired by natural occurring systems or approaches as well as by using biological structures like proteins and viruses. Though inspired by nature, the approach is chemistry-based in the form of molecular modifications of protein structures but also "smart" polymer structures are being used. The final applications of the developed structures and systems is mostly medical oriented.

How do we do it...

The activities in the group are divided into three main topics which give new and exciting materials and systems for biomedical applications:

I) Synthetic modifications of protein structures and virus particles to derive new artificial assembling systems and sensor-structures.

II) Surface structuring and modification for controlled bio-adhesion and cellular interactions.

III) Polymeric microgels for biomedical applications.

How do we do it...

The activities in the group are divided into three main topics which give new and exciting materials and systems for biomedical applications:

I) Synthetic modifications of protein structures and virus particles to derive new artificial assembling systems and sensor-structures.

II) Surface structuring and modification for controlled bio-adhesion and cellular interactions.

III) Polymeric microgels for biomedical applications.

Why do we do it...

By combining various disciplines ranging from chemistry (organic/polymer/physical) to biology and medicine in an environment as diverse as the University Medical Center Groningen, a more translational approach towards functional systems is reached. This is facilitated by close collaborations between the W.J. Kolff Institute for BioMedical Engineering and Materials Science and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. In the end it is expected that this will result in novel applications and actual implementation into clinical studies.

Why do we do it...

By combining various disciplines ranging from chemistry (organic/polymer/physical) to biology and medicine in an environment as diverse as the University Medical Center Groningen, a more translational approach towards functional systems is reached. This is facilitated by close collaborations between the W.J. Kolff Institute for BioMedical Engineering and Materials Science and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. In the end it is expected that this will result in novel applications and actual implementation into clinical studies.