Welcome to the Polymeric Biomaterials Group at the University of Potsdam

Membrane Active Antimicrobial Polymers
Image: MHartlieb

We are designing polymeric materials for the use in biomedical applications. In particularly , we are interested in antimicrobial polymers as they are a possible solution to the ever increasing issue of antimicrobial resistance. To create more efficient and selective materials, we are using various tool of polymer chemistry including RAFT-polymerization, ROMP, Cationic ring-opening polymerization, and supramolecular polymerization. We have a specific interest in how the polymeric architecture influences the biological activity of these biomaterials. ...more


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Membrane Active Antimicrobial Polymers
Image: MHartlieb


M. Hartlieb im Labor

Interview about Antimicrobial Polymers

Interview with Matthias Hartlieb highlighting the importance of research tackling antimicrobial resistance.

"Seit April 2019 forscht Dr. Matthias Hartlieb als Postdoc im Open-Topic-Programm der Universität Potsdam zu antimikrobiellen Polymeren – also chemischen Stoffen, die Mikroorganismen wie Bakterien zerstören und insbesondere im Gesundheitssektor gefragt sind. Unter dem gegenwärtigen Einfluss des Corona-Virus gewinnt seine Forschung besondere Relevanz, auch wenn bakterielle Erreger für ihn im Fokus stehen."... mehr