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Polydepsipeptide Block Stabilized Polyplexes For Efficient Transfection of Primary Human Cells

Degradable block copolymers have shown great potential to combine transfection capability with low toxicity of the transfection agent. Depsipeptide blocks exhibiting strong physical interactions were conjugated with PEI moieties to di and triblock copolymers. Upon nanoparticle formation and complexation with DNA, the resulting polyplexes (sizes typically 60-150 nm) showed remarkable stability compared to PEIonly or lipoplex, and facilitated efficient gene delivery. These nanocarriers form the basis for a delivery platform-technology especially for gene transfer to primary human cells. more

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Non-continuously Responding Polymeric Actuators

Current polymeric actuators move because of their continuous response to the input signals of the controlling unit and cannot be interrupted without stopping or eliminating the input trigger. The new type of non-continuously responding actuator materials are capable of pausing their movements in a defined manner upon continuous cyclic heating and cooling. more

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Metal Granules and Modelling

The current issue of the magazine of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht can be ordered from us now. An interactive online edition can be found below. more

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Hands-on Science

Approximately 500 visitors attended the Open House at the Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow this past Saturday. Several stations on campus welcomed participation. more

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Expansion of Biomaterial Sciences in Teltow: New Construction of the Biomedical Technology Centre III

The Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Teltow will hold its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Biomedical Technology Centre III on June 13th, 2014. The event marks the third phase of construction at the Teltow research campus and will be attended by Brandenburg’s Research Secretary Dr. Sabine Kunst and by Chairman of the Board at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Assistant Secretary Wilfried Kraus. more

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Opening Event of the Helmholtz Graduate School

On Friday September 27th the opening event of the Helmholtz Graduate School for Macromolecular Bioscience will take place at the Free University of Berlin. Following welcoming words from the Scientific Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser and greetings from politics and science, the participants will get a brief introduction of the scientific work. more

Abb. 1: In dem Modell einer Fensterjalousie werden die Temperatur-Gedächtnis Polymer-Aktuatoren zum temperaturabhängigen Öffnen und Schließen der Lamellen genutzt. Der Temperaturbereich, in dem sich die Lamellen der Jalousie bewegen, ist programmierbar. Diese Fähigkeit wird als Temperatur-Gedächtnis bezeichnet.

First shape-memory plastics able to reverse deformation

Biomaterial researchers in Teltow have developed plastics that can repeatedly change from one shape to another and then back again when temperatures fluctuate within a selected range. The material, dubbed “polymer actuators” by its creators, thus overcomes a major limitation that affects similar materials. Up until now, polymers with temperature-controlled shape memory could only change form once. more

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w) - Entwicklung von Translationsprojekten

Date 12.02.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

Durch interdisziplinäre Verflechtung von natur- und ingenieurwissenschaftlicher Forschung tragen die Wissenschaftler im Institut für Biomaterialforschung in Teltow (bei Berlin) wesentlich zur medizinischen Vorsorgeforschung bei. Mit der innovativen Verknüpfung geeigneter, zukunftsorientierter Technologien und im engen Kontakt mit Kliniken und Industrieunternehmen wird die Einführung medizinischer Produkte beschleunigt. Für die Intensivierung unserer Verwertungsaktivitäten der Forschungsergebnisse suchen wir ab sofort - befristet auf zwei Jahre – einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter Entwicklung von Translationsprojekten.
Der Arbeitsort ist Teltow. more


Postdoc (f/m) Celluar Engineering

Date 08.02.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de.

Fundamental research at the Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is focused on polymer-based biomaterials for (bio)medical applications. For our research project on the analysis of of novel nanocarriers for cell engineering we are looking to immediately fill the position of a Postdoc (f/m). This will be initially a temporary assignment for two years.
The place of employment is Berlin (BCRT). more


Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic/Macromolecular Chemistry

Date 08.02.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic/Macromolecular Chemistry with a focus on controlled polymerization techniques. Ideally, candidates have already demonstrated their capability in a first Postdoc position.
This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany). more


Postdoc - Biology/Biochemistry (m/f)

Date 07.02.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

Fundamental research at the Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is focused on polymer-based biomaterials for (bio)medical applications. For our research on the interaction of vascular endothelial cells with biomaterials, we are looking to immediately fill the position of a Postdoc (m/f). This will be initially a temporary assignment for two years.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany). more


Biopolymer Chemist (m/f)

Date 07.02.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de.

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Senior Postdoc (m/f) in Organic/Macromolecular Chemistry with a focus on biopolymer-based hybrid materials. Ideally, candidates have already demonstrated their capability in a first Postdoc position. This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany). more