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Supramolecular Fabrication of Toxin-Inspired Structures
The potency of bacterial toxins (BTs) is attributed to the highly refined modular structures. Inspired by the evolutionary design of native BTs and their functional components, we have devised a bottom-up approach to fabricate precisely arranged synthetic macromolecules and an enzymatically active toxin from Clostridium botulinum. Find out more in the highlight in Materials Views.
Programming Supramolecular Biohybrids as Precision Therapeutics
How can one instill a set of defined chemical properties in macromolecular structures to behave in a sequential and precise manner? What are the potential applications of such precision biohybrids? Are they really the forerunners as next generation nanomaterials? All these and more are discussed in our review article in Accounts of Chemical Research.
Double Cause for Celebration during Schwörfeier
Prof. Weil has received the "Wissenschaftspreis der Stadt Ulm" on Schwörmontag for her contributions in strengthening the international recognition of scientific research in Ulm through her innovative, cutting edge research in chemically programmed biopolymers. More information is available from the press release.
Million Euro Grant for New Research Building
An interdisciplinary center for quantum biological sciences will be built at the campus of Ulm University. The 2700 m2 building will house researchers from physics, chemistry and medicine. The core team is formed by the four institutes led by Prof. Fedor Jelezko, Prof. Martin Plenio, Prof. Frank Kirchhoff and Prof. Tanja Weil. Construction will begin in 2015. More information are available in the press releases.
Molecular Engineering For Efficient in vivo Drug Delivery
Our joint collaboration with the groups of Prof. K. Müllen and Prof. T. Simmet has received a highly competitive funding from the Volkswagen Foundation. Look out for updates that will be coming soon on this project.
Spinach and Nanodiamonds
Popeye, the comic book hero. How is he linked to our research? Find out more in the press release on our publication in Nanoletters.
Peptides and HIV
What is the connection and how can this help in medical advancement? More information are available from these articles on UPEP (Ulmer Zentrum für Peptidpharmazeutika) and our collaboration with the molecular virology institute. Find out how it all started from Baden-Württemberg Health.