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.
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.