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Dr. Jens Gaitzsch

Bioactive and responsive Polymers
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Jens Gaitzsch is senior scientist in the department of responsive and bioactive polymers (RP) academic starter at IPF. He completed his chemistry degree in 2009 at the TU Dresden under the guidance of Prof. Peter Metz and obtained his PhD in 2013 from Prof. Brigitte Voit at IPF pioneering the field of photo cross-linked and pH sensitive polymersomes at the institute. After completing his PhD he went to University College London for a DFG-funded postdoc position in the group of Giuseppe Battaglia. He then became a senior postdoc, working with the group of Wolfgang Meier at the University of Basel from Mid-2015, starting to focus on biodegradable polymers for self-assembly with a special focus on radical ring-opening polymeristion. Dr. Gaitzsch now works on these topics at IPF.

IPF Academic Starter for "Functional Polyesters from Radical Ring Opening Polymerisation (RROP)"

37 Publications, h-index: 17, i-10 index: 25

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Fields of Activity

  • Radical Ring-Opening Polymerisation
  • Multifunctional polymers
  • Self-Assembly, especially polymersomes
  • Multifunctional hydrogels


    2019 Novartis-University of Basel Fellowship for Excellence in Life Sciences
    2014 DFG Posdoc Fellowship
    2014 Best PhD Award of IPF Dresden
    2010 Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation PhD-fellowship
    2009-2013 Member of the Dresden International PhD Program
    2009-2012 Multiple Poster Awards