CRC 1449: Dynamic Hydrogels at Biointerfaces
Hydrogels are three-dimensional networks consisting of water-swellable polymers that can hold a high proportion of water. Within this collaborative research center, scientists want to use the respiratory tract and the intestine to determine and investigate the most important physicochemical factors that characterize the protective functions of hydrogels at biological interfaces. The researchers are also hoping to define the prerequisites for the development of new therapeutic strategies in pulmonary and gastrointestinal diseases.
- Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag
- Launched: January 2021
- Website: www.sfb1449.de
- Participants: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, TU Berlin, Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-CI), Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)