Science2Go - Two Worlds for New Materials: Biotransformation of Polymers

Free brown bag lunch upon registration

The term “learning from nature" has been around for many years in different disciplines. In material engineering one thinks in this regard mostly about bionics: mimicking nature by its structural features. The integration of functional biomolecules into polymers uses and goes beyond this concept. Molecular biology, (glyco)biotechnology, organic chemistry and materials science are our key skills for the development of innovative biofunctional or even active materials. We incorporate biomolecules such as proteins, peptides or carbohydrates directly into polymers or mimick natural structural properties for the biotransformation of polymer materials. Following this, self-cleaning plastics, self-degrading plastics, new diagnostic methods, biohybrid materials or new drug-carrier-tools become reachable. Let’s have look how two worlds can be joined for the next level of “learning from nature” in polymer science.

About Science2Go:

Science2Go is an informal lecture series presenting scientific research currently being conducted at the Potsdam Science Park. These lectures are intended for researchers and staff or local individuals interested in learning about what is going on at the Park. Come on over and gain insight into various research topics and neighbouring institutes.

Gehalten von

Dr. Ruben Rosencrantz




Wissens- und Technologietransfer

Universitäts-/ Fachbereich

Weitere Einrichtungen


16.07.2020, 12:00 Uhr
16.07.2020, 13:00 Uhr


Standortmanagemant Golm GmbH & Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research


Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Seminar Room EG
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam (Golm)


Jana Dotzek
Am Mühlenberg 11
14476 Potsdam Golm

Telefon 0331 237 351 102