New DFG project
The German Research Foundation (DFG) will support Alla Synytska (Polymer Interfaces, IPF) and Carsten Werner over the next three years to work on a new project titled „Amphiphilic Fouling-Resistant Surfaces Based on Janus particles”.
Alla Synytska, Jens Friedrichs and team will jointly explore a new, scalable design strategy for amphiphilic surfaces with controlled fouling resistance relying polymer-functionalized colloidal particles as surface-immobilized building blocks. The ability of the developed surfaces to inhibit adhesion of different bacterial species will be tested using high throughput bulk- as well as single cell-assays. The combination of these methods is expected to gain mechanistic insight in the anti-adhesive capabilites of amphiphilic surfaces.