Other Collaborative Research Projects and Networks
In recent years the equipment for the analysis of biomacromolecular and supramolecular compounds has been grouped into priority units and networked. Further progress was made in networking the units with external partners at regional and international levels. BioSupraMol emerged from this as an independent Core Facility, consisting at present of five units.
The aim of the Core Facility is, to help scientists and students of the Freie Universität Berlin, in particular those of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the FU Berlin as well as external scientists in solving complex analytical issues by an experienced staff.
Piloting approaches in modern medical therapies often require innovative multifunctional biomaterials. Protein-biomaterial surface interactions are widely accepted to critically affect the performance of the materials in a biological environment but are still far from being understood or controlled. In the Helmholtz Virtual Institute (HVI) “Multifunctional Biomaterials for Medicine” the effect of protein adsorption on biophysical properties and the biological response in vitro will be fundamentally studied for novel biomaterials like polyglycerols as nanocarriers or functionalized gelatin for tissue regeneration. (Speaker: Andreas Lendlein, HZG; Partner: Freie Universität Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Universität Freiburg)