The main objective of our research program is the design and characterization of biomembrane-mimicking supramolecular architectures and their utilization in selected research projects of biophysical and biomedical significance. Around this central theme, we have developed three complementary research directions: (i) Structure, dynamics, and mechanical properties of polymer-tethered lipid membranes; (ii) Biophysical mechanisms of protein sequestration in well-defined lipid heterogeneities; and (iii) Design of biomimetic cell substrates.

Biochemistry, Chemistry
PhD, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1995
Diplom, University of Leipzig, Germany, 1990
materials/biomaterials physical chemistry biophysical chemistry