News from 20.02.2020
Check out our new paper in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Gene therapy relies on efficient delivery agents that can transport plasmin DNA inside living cells. We report on the first indole containing terpolymer that has transfection efficiency superior to guanidinium containing copolymers described before. Congratulations to Ceren for another excellent publication! https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201900668
News from 14.10.2019
The work from Ceren and Ilja has being selected for a front cover in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.The picture was hand-drawn in just one evening by Ceren, one of the first authors of the paper. Lots of talent in our group, we are also very greateful to our collaboraters in Polytarget that participated in this work.
News from 14.10.2019
In October, we participated in the 5th Seeing is Believing meeting in Heidelberg, we experts in advanced microscopy techniques gathered to discussed the latest advances in this field. Javier presented a poster on our rylene dyes for biological application.
News from 11.07.2019
On July 10th, Kalina gave this years Jena Star Lecture at the Jena School of Microbial Communication. She presented our work on making functional rylene dyes for various applications https://www.facebook.com/events/lecture-hall-erbertstra��e-3-gro��er-h��rsaal-jena/micoco-stars-prof-dr-kalina-peneva/644609362685108/
News from 17.06.2019
In June, we participated in the European Polymer Congress in Heraklion, Crete. Ceren and Kalina presented our recent work on guanidinium polymers and their application for gene delivery. If you want to read more, check our recent papers (Acta Biomater.2019 and J. Mater. Chem. B 2019,7, 5920-5929).
News from 31.05.2018
Katja and Kalina participated in the 8th Jenaer Firmenlauf as members of the Univeristy team. The 5 km charity run had a record numbers of participatns (> 3000) and took place on the 30.05.2018 at the Jena Paradies Park.
News from 18.05.2018
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) announced on the 18.05.2018 that it will fund the Joint Collaborative Research Center / Transregio (CRC / TRR) 234 "CataLight" over the next four years. The partners, including the University of Vienna, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies e. V. in Jena, approx. ten million euros. The cross-regional research network intends to use the resources to investigate the basic functionality of innovative photocatalytically active materials.
Our research group will contribute in Project A3 that will focus on the synthesis of rylene photosensitizers for photocatalytic water splitting.
News from 20.11.2017
On 07.11.2017, Kalina took part of the First Innovative Areas Lecture Series under the support of Smt. Prem Lata and Prof. D. V. S. Jain Research foundation, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University in the Department of Chemistry.
As part of the CONNECT program sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, she visited the research group of Assist. Prof. Dr. Rohit Sharma. His groups is working on the self-assembling organic networks using short peptides and amino acids and the development of novel strategies for sensing of heavy metal ions and pesticides using peptides and aptamers. Our joined paper on the detection of malathion using quantum dots polymer based fluorescence aptasensor has been published recently in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
News from 09.11.2017
In November 2017, Davide Botteri has received a prestigious scholarship from the Fiat Chrysler Automobile group. The Scholarship project, now in its twenty-second edition, was launched in Italy in 1996 as an incentive for young people to excel in their educational studies. On the picture Davide is receiving his award from the John Elkann (left), President of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Elena Cattaneo, Stem cells researcher and politician, and Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.