Carsten Werner
Professor for Biofunctional Polymer Materials
at the Technische Universität Dresden
phone: +49 (0)351 4658-531
fax: +49 (0)351 4658-533
e-mail: werner@dont-want-spam.ipfdd.de
Secretariat: Katja Bochnig & Britta Grüßner

Biologically inspired polymer materials can shift the boundaries between living and man-made systems. We work to recapitulate fundamental biological functions such as recognition, assembly, and adaptation in polymer-based, bioconjugated surfaces and engineered matrices.

  • Human hematopoetic stem cell growing within fibronectin-coated microcavities
  • Heparin-starPEG gel platform decoupled gradation of physical and biomolecular signals
  • SEM image of a springtail cuticle
  • Microslit Electrokinetic Set-up
  • Embryonic kidney of the mouse cultivated in a new developed organ culture system

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATES:
Dr. Laura Bray
3D in-vitro cell culture models for anti-cancer strategies.
Silk fibroin scaffolds for cornea transplantation
Funded by: Prime Minister's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award

Dr. Benjamin Newland
New materials for the delivery of cells to the brain

Funded by: Wellcome Trust

ASSOCIATED JUNIOR RESEARCH GROUP AT IPF:
Microfabrication and microbiology (starting date October 2014)
Dr. Lars D. Renner

ASSOCIATED GROUPS AT IPF:
Microstructures in biomaterials and chemistry
Dr. Hans-Georg Braun

ASSOCIATED JUNIOR RESEARCH GROUPS AT TU DRESDEN/B CUBE:
Bionanotechnological  analysis and manipulation
Dr. Michael Schlierf, B CUBE


Bioresponsive materials
Dr. Yixin Zhang, B CUBE