Hierarchically structured biocarrier materials

Emerging applications in the fields of bioanalysis and biomedicine result in multiple and often partly conflicting demands regarding particulate carriers for e.g. target specific ligands, drugs, dyes, etc.. In the Franzreb group new types of hierarchically structured, hybrid biomaterials are developed and tested, which offer application specific multifunctionalities such as e.g. a combination of magnetic, fluorescent and biospecific properties. The hierarchical structure allows automated, combinatorial synthesis and rational design by modelling and AI approaches.

The developed particulate biomaterials are an indispensable prerequisite of other research activities of the group, such as the development of new impedimetric biosensors for intelligent wearables or  smart and scalable separation methods for biotechnological key molecules.