Radboud University (former partner)

Bio-Organic Chemistry

The bio-organic chemistry group finds its inspiration in natural materials and processes. It is their aim to develop peptide and protein-based hybrid materials with biological activity, using a variety of synthetic techniques, such as protein engineering, peptide synthesisand controlled polymerization methods. The group furthermore mimics natural biological processes by compartmentalization and assembly of biocatalysts in polymeric capsules (polymersomes). The fundamental concepts developed in the group are applied to advance in the field of nanomedicine. The bio-organic chemistry group is part of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM).

Website: http://www.ru.nl/bio-orgchem/

ESR 1: Polymersomes via direct hydration method

ESR 2: Polymer micelles based on elastin-like polypeptides

ESR 3: Particle shape effects