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Investigating the self-healing behaviour of supramolecular polymers based on π​-π​-interactions

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News from 07.10.2021

Check out our new paper with the the groups of Popp and Hager on self-healing of supramolecular polymers based on the π​-π​-interactions of perylene diimides farbicated by poylcondensation of perylene dianhydrides with polyether-based diamines. Find more information here.

 

Interdisciplinary work on amphiphilic perylene monoimide​ films

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News from 01.10.2021

Check out our new paper with the the group of Martin Presselt on the fabrication of quasi-two-dimensional films from twisted amphiphilic perylene monoimides and their reassembly during Langmuir-Blodgett deposition. Click here for more information.

 

PhD Position available

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News from 09.08.2021

We are hiring – if you are looking for a PhD position in a dynamic and exciting environment that is at the intersection of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry, check our new vacancy.

 

 

Ceren’s latest work has been published in Macromolecular Bioscience.

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News from 02.08.2021

Check out the investigations on PEGylation of Guanidinium and Indole Bearing Poly(methacrylamide)s that can be applied as non-viral gene delivery agents. This work is a collaboration with the groups of Prof. Fischer and Prof. Heintzmann.

 

 

Markus Kötzsche joins our group

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News from 01.07.2021

Markus Kötzsche joins us as our newest group member and PhD candidate within SFB 1278 PolyTarget. Markus joined our group after succesfully finishing his master program at the University of Bayreuth.

Welcome Markus and the best of luck for your research.

 

 

Yet another Cover for Ceren

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News from 04.06.21

Cerens latest publication was rewarded with yet another cover in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Check out the cover and her work in collaboration with Prof. Fischers group.

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Check out Cerens work in Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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News from 28.01.21

Cerens latest work has been published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Check out the investigations on hydrophobic groups mimicking the side chains of aromatic amino acid for non-viral gene delivery agents in collaboration with Prof. Fischers group.

More information click here.

 

New paper from Javiers work in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

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News from 28.01.21

Check out Javiers collaborative work with prof. Neugebauers group in Journal of Materials Chemistry B on visualization of pH changes in lysosomes by his highly stable fluorescent naphtalene monoimides. Congrats Javier to a great result.

Find the article here.

Check out our new paper in Chemistry - A European Journal

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News from 26.11.2020

The work of Daniel and Artem on photocatalytic hydrogen production using perylene monoimides has been published in Chemistry – A European Journal. The successful combination of rylene photosensitizers with thiomolybdate cluster within a polymeric matrix is a great result of our interdisciplinary and highly collaborative work within the Collaborative Research Center CataLight. Check out the article in Chemistry – A European Journal.

The paper from Ceren on indole containing polymers has been featured in Best of Healthcare from Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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News from 20.02.2020

The use of polymers in healthcare materials applications such as medical devices, protheses, dental materials and contact lenses is long established. Polymer-based materials are particularly attractive for healthcare because their structure and composition can be precisely tailored to the intended application. The Best of Healthcare section in Macromolecular Rapid Communications is a showcase for articles that expand the available range of properties and functions of polymer-based materials for articles that expand the available range of properties and functions of polymer-based materials for healthcare.

Find the article here.

Dan Stefanite and Konrad Hotzel succesfully defended their Bachelor thesis'

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News from 21.08.2020

Our Bachelor Students Dan and Konrad succesfully defended their thesis'. Of course, all hygene measures were followed.

Congrats to both for their great work.

Check out our new paper in Macromolecular Rapid Communications!

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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

Welcome to our newest group member

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News from 06.01.2020

We are happy to welcome our newest group member: Gergely "Greg" Knorr from Budapest will support our team as a postdoctoral researcher in he field of molecular photocatalysts within TRR 234 Catalight. Welcome Greg, we wish you all the best in your research.

Front cover in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

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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. 

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/tb/c9tb01269a?page=search

5th Seeing is Believing meeting in Heidelberg

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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.

MiCoCo Stars Jena Lecture held by Kalina

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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/

Ilja Tabujew successfully defended his PhD thesis

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News from 05.08.2019

 

Ilja Tabujew successfully defended his PhD thesis on the topic of biocompatible polymers for siRNA delivery. Congratulations, Dr. Tabujew on an excellent PhD thesis and defense!

Kalina and Ceren at the European Polymer Congress in Crete

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 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).

Daniel Costabel successfully defended his master thesis

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News from 22.03.2019

 

Daniel Costabel successfully defended his master thesis on the topic of rylene dyes as photosensitizers in photocatalytic water splitting. Congratulations!

8th Jenaer Firmenlauf

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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. 

New joint collaborative research center - Transregio 234 "CataLight"

Emission of perylene dyes used as light harvesting units by CataLight to activate efficient photocatalysis for water splitting. Emission of perylene dyes used as light harvesting units by CataLight to activate efficient photocatalysis for water splitting. Image: Martin Schulz

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.

https://www.uni-jena.de/Forschungsmeldungen/FM180518_Catalight.html

http://catalight.eu/

Application for collaborative research center

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News from 31.03.2018

Kalina, Artem and Hassan represented our group at the poster session and application for collaborative research center/ transregio (CRC/ TRR) 234 "CataLight".

Kalina held lecture series at Panjab University

From left: Prof. Alok Srivastava, Dean, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Kalina Peneva, Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University. From left: Prof. Alok Srivastava, Dean, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Kalina Peneva, Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University. Image: Kalina Peneva

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.

Front row, from left: Priya, Assist. Prof. Rohit Sharma, Prof. Kalina Peneva, Prof. Alok Srivastava. Front row, from left: Priya, Assist. Prof. Rohit Sharma, Prof. Kalina Peneva, Prof. Alok Srivastava. Image: Kalina Peneva

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. 

Davide receives a scholarship from the Fiat Chrysler Automobile group

From left: John Elkan, Davide Botteri, Elena Cattaneo, Sergio Marchionne. From left: John Elkan, Davide Botteri, Elena Cattaneo, Sergio Marchionne. Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

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.

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