Prof. Peter Fratzl
The overarching research area of the Department is biological materials science, which connects materials science and biology in a reciprocal way.
Biomolecular Systems
Prof. Peter H. Seeberger
The Department synthesizes "customized" sugar molecules and links them with other molecular groups.
Colloid Chemistry
Prof. Markus Antonietti
Research focuses on biomimetic systems that offer simple and sustainable solutions for global challenges such as the increasing energy demand and a global CO2 problem.
Sustainable and Bio-inspired Materials
Prof. Silvia Vignolini, Ph.D.
The research groups are tackling questions at the interface of chemistry, soft-matter physics, optics, and biology. The studies focus on how natural materials are ...


A Sugar-Code Tweaked with Fluorine Against Meningitis
The innovative combination of complex sugars and fluorine is a promising initial step towards developing more effective vaccines against some bacteria that cause meningitis. The compound designed by Peter Seeberger and Ryan Gilmour (University of Münster) triggered a strong immune response ...

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