Congratulations to Matthias, who was (as a member of the team CoViCide) awarded within FU's „Research to Market Challenge“ in the category "Translational ideas to fight corona". See the press release here (in German only).
Excellent news: We are very happy and proud to be part of a collaborative research initiative, which is funded by the Berlin University Alliance and aims for developing new therapeutic approaches to treat SARS-Corona Virus-2. We will contribute by translating our assay for quantifying multivalent virus-receptor interactions from Influenza A virus to SARS-Corona Virus-2
Congratulations to Helen Wildenauer, who successfully finished her internship on resolving transitions between valency states of SV40 virus-like particles.
Congratulations to Johann Plaschke, who successfully finished his internship on the synthesis and functionalization of polymer-based virus binding inhibitors.
I'm very happy to welcome back Helen Wildenauer, B.Sc., who already did her B.Sc. thesis in our lab. She will continue her work on resolving transitions between valency states of SV40 virus-like particles.
Katharina, Matthias, and Yannic will present in the following 3 days their latest results as poster contributions to the Biomembrane Days 2019 (Berlin).
Stephan presents today our work on the quantification of multivalent interactions at the Colloquium of the CRC 803 (Göttingen).
Yannic will present in the following 3 days his latest results on tracking single receptors in native-like supported lipid bilayers at the Live Cell Single Molecule Tracking Symposium (Ulm).
Excellent news: Matthias presented today his work on solvent-free polymerization polymer synthesis at the SEPAWA Conference 2019 and received a Poster Award for his contribution.
Stephan presents today the activities of the Bionanointerfaces group in the Seminar of the Max-Planck Institute of Colloid and Interfaces (Potsdam).
We welcome Johann Plaschke, B.Sc., who joins our group for an internship on the synthesis and functionalization of polymer-based virus binding inhibitors.
Stephan presents today the activities of the Bionanointerfaces group at the symposium Multivalency in Chemistry and Biology 2019 at the FU Berlin.
Stephan presents today our work on high-molecular weight, broad-band virus inhibitors and on transport within polymeric hydrogels at the "Hochschullehrer-Nachwuchs-Workshop" of the GDCh in Marl.
Helen, our former Bachelor student, joins the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course 2019 on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces and presents her work on the quantification of the SV40-GM1 interaction as a poster contribution between June 30 and July 6.
Note added: We congratulate Helen for winning a "Best Poster" award of the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course 2019. Great job!
Stephan was invited to present the activities of the Bionanointerfaces group at the symposium Multivalency in Chemistry and Biology 2019.
Great news: Stephan was invited to present our work on high-molecular weight, broad-band virus inhibitors and on transport within polymeric hydrogels at the "Hochschullehrer-Nachwuchs-Workshop" of the GDCh (section macromolecular chemistry).
Matthias will present his work on high-molecular weight, broad-band virus inhibitors as a poster contribution at the conference Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers 2019.
We welcome Katharina Gloria Hugentobler, PhD, who joins our group as PostDoc (currently funded by the Collaborative Research Centre 1078) and who will study the enzymatic proton turnover of heme-copper oxidases at low electron turnover rates.
Excellent news: Matthias' paper, which extends the equilibrium fluctuation analysis approach by our mobility analysis, was accepted in Nano Letters (link). The paper extracts, for the first time, valency-dependent off-rate distributions of the multivalent interaction occurring between the flu virus (influenza A/X31) and sialic acids and shows how the competition between the 2 influenza spike proteins, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, is modified by the addition of an FDA-approach influenza antiviral. Please see also the highlight in C&EN.
Stephan will talk today about the activities of the Bionanointerfaces group at the XXI. Linz Winter Workshop as invited speaker.
We welcome M.Sc. Yannic Kerkhoff, who joins our group as Doctoral Student (currently funded by the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation) and who will work on a novel, shear-force-based approach to perform high-throughput spectroscopy measurements while
remaining single-molecule sensitivity.
We welcome Helen Wildenauer, who joins the group as Bachelor Student and who aims to resolve transitions between valency states of SV40 virus-like particles interacting with the lipid GM1.
Stephan was invited to talk about the activities of the Bionanointerfaces group at the Biosupramol Summer School 2018, focussing on advanced microscopy approaches.
Stephan presents our work on the quantification of mutlivalent virus-receptor interactions at the Biennnial Meeting of the German Biophysical Society 2018 in Düsseldorf.
Great news! The "Bionanointerfaces" group received additional funding by the German Research Foundation, allowing us to participate with a research project to the Collaborative Research Centre 1078. In this project, we will use microfluidics to control the electron delivery to single heme-copper oxidases (which are reconstituted in liposomes) in order to study the enzymatic proton turnover at low electron turnover rates.
Stephan's review about membrane hydrodynamic models of suspended and supported lipid bilayers has been published in Biomolecules (link).
Matthias will give a talk at the "1. International Symposium on Glycovirology 2018" highlighting his recent work on multivalent inhibitors.
We welcome Lisa Glinzig, who joins the group as Bachelor Student and who will work on developing new approaches to study virus capsid disassembly at biointerfaces.
Stephan's paper combining nanoplasmonics, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, and burst autocorrelation analysis has been published in ACS Nano (link). He will present his findings in a talk at the DPG Spring Meeting 2018 taking place in Berlin.
We received an early Christmas Gift by the Focus Area Nanoscale, who will support a research project aiming to improve the sensitivity in virus detection using capsid disassembly processes.
Great news! The "Bionanointerfaces" group is now associated member of the Collaborative Research Centre 1078, supporting our research activities in the field of quantifying turnover rates of single heme-copper oxidases.
Stephan is among the invited speakers of the Tethered Membranes 2017 conference in Vienna and will present his work on the quantification of virus-receptor and lipid-lipid interactions.
Matthias will present his work on multivalent inhibitors by providing a poster contribution to the "Mucins in Health and Disease" conference taking place in Cambridge UK.
Excellent news! The group "Bionanointerfaces" is now part of the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation, providing up to 1.3 Mio € over 5 years to support our research activities in the field of multivalent interactions and massive parallelization of single-molecule force spectroscopy.
We welcome M.Sc. Ömer Akay, who joins our group as Research Associate (currently funded by the Focus Area Nanoscale) and who will combine nanoplasmonics and spectroscopy to improve the sensitivity of virus biosensors.
Happy New Year! We welcome M.Sc. Matthias Müller, who joins our group as Doctoral Student (currently funded by the Research Training Group of the CRC 765) and who will work on the quantification of multivalent virus-receptor interactions and their modification by addition of multivalent inhibitors. He will start his endeavour with an research stay in the group of Jay Kizhakkedathu.
Stephan's paper introducing a new approach for accurate size determination of biological nanoparticles (termed 2D flow nanometry) has been published in Nature Communications (link).
Stephan's paper on the mobility-based quantification of multivalent interactions has been published in Nano Letters (link).
Great news! The "Bionanointerfaces" group is now associated member of the Collaborative Research Centre 765, providing funds to support some of our research activities.
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