Bioresponsive Materials

The Bioresponsive Materials group is concerned with processes that can take place in the transition range of different phases – for example, where a solid substance meets a liquid or air. The research focuses on biological systems (functionalised surfaces, biological surfaces, cells) and their interaction with their environment. The processes under investigation include the (self-)organisation of molecules, the transport along or through interfaces, catalytic reactions and biological compatibility. The group investigates the adsorption of fundamental biological building blocks, for example, and small biomolecules on metallic surfaces which play a role in the compatibility of joint prostheses.

In order to examine biomolecules, the Bioresponsive Materials group develops methods of analysis which can be deployed under something approaching natural conditions. The work therefore focuses on NAP-XPS (near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), SPR microscopy (surface plasmon resonance microscopy) und NMR spectroscopy (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy).

Current Publications

Second exposure to acetaminophen overdose is associated with liver fibrosis in mice

EXCLI Journal, Vol. 18, , P. 51–62
Type: Journal article

Absolute Analysis of Nanoparticle Suspension with Surface Plasmon Microscopy

Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 90, Nr. 18, , P. 10732–10737
Type: Journal article

Confounding influence of tamoxifen in mouse models of Cre recombinase-induced gene activity or modulatio

Archives of Toxicology, Vol. 92, Nr. 8, , P. 2549–2561
Type: Journal article

Identification of relaxation processes in pure polyethylene oxide (PEO) films by the dielectric permittivity and electric modulus formalisms

Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 29, Nr. 7, , P. 1974–1987
Type: Journal article

Optical and surface plasmonic approaches to characterize extracellular vesicles. A review

Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol. 1005, , P. 1–15
Type: Journal article

An in situ XPS study of L-cysteine co-adsorbed with water on polycrystalline copper and gold

Applied Surface Science, Vol. 435, , P. 870–879
Type: Journal article