Functional Protein Systems
The department of Functional Protein Systems is intensively working in the field of integration of biofunction into materials. Current fields of research include the incorporation of membrane proteins in polymer membranes via tailor-made synthesis strategies, immobilization of enzymes for biocatalysis in thin films and the use of glycopolymers in the life science sector. We work at the interface between biology and polymer chemistry and combine chemical, physical and biotechnological methods to transfer the diversity of nature into new materials.
- protein modification and protein immobilization
- ultrathin functional layers
- (bio)responsive polymers