Research division Life Science and Bioprocesses

Functional Protein Systems/ Biotechnology

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Biomaterials and Healthcare

Here, nanotechnology, surface chemistry and polymer science are combined to develop new high-tech materials for medical applications.

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Life Science and Bioprocesses

Polymeric materials with biological functions

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Our research topics

Keratin fibers

 

Protein conjugates

 

Self-assembly techniques

 

Development of materials for life science

Our equipment

Fuctional Protein Systems/Biotechnology

  • incubator shakers and CO2-incubator
  • ultra centrifuge
  • cryo vibration mill, ultra-sonic homogenizer
  • centrifugal mill
  • vertical gel electrophoresis systems (1D, 2D), blotting apparatus
  • PCR thermocycler, horizontal gel electrophoresis systems – gel imaging system “ChemiDoc MP“
  • realTime PCR
  • DGGE/SSCP-system
  • UV/VIS-spectrometer and fluorescence-micro plate reader
  • stainless steel bioreactors: 3x 2 liter, 1x 10 liter, 1x 100 liter working volume with exhaust gas analytics and process analytics
  • disc separator for cell harvest
  • high pressure homogenizer for cell disruption
  • filtration device for ultra-, micro- and diafiltration
  • analytical and preparative HPLC system
  • freeze-drying (up to 20 liter scale) and rotary evaporator (10 liter scale)
  • langmuir balance
  • zetasizer
  • atomic force microscope

 

Functional Polymers for Medical Technology

  • modern synthesis laboratories for low-and high-molecular compounds
  • modern methods of molecular analysis of organic substances
  • various methods of molecular weight analytics: size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC), cryoscopy, osmotic pressure, vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), ultracentrifuge
  • polyelectrolyte titration, turbidity photometry
  • UV-vis-NiR and FT-IR spectrometer
  • HPLC high performance liquid chromatography coupled with MS
  • thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • microscopes (with polarization, darkfield and phase contrast facility stereo incident light, inverse fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscope)
  • photomicrograph and digital image analysis
  • dynamic light scattering
  • surface tension (tensiometers, spinning drop)
  • rheometer (rotation, oscillation, interfacial rheology)
  • precision density measurement
  • ellipsometer
  • surface plasmon resonance spectrometer (SPR)
  • contact angle measurement
  • spin and dipcoater
  • determination of the minimum film forming temperature (MFT)
  • steam sterilizers, autoclaves
  • ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with MS coupling
  • gas chromatography with MS coupling

Alexander Böker

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

Head of department | Functional Protein Systems/Biotechnology

Fraunhofer IAP
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1112

Fax +49 331 568-3000

Joachim Storsberg

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Dr. Joachim Storsberg

Head of department | Biomaterials and Healthcare

Fraunhofer IAP
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1321

Life Science and Bioprocesses

Functional Protein Systems/Biotechnology

Biomaterials and Healthcare