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Our research group is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and affiliated with the University of Heidelberg. Our research is focused on the synthesis and application of biofunctional materials, surfaces and nanoparticles.


It´s been a pleasure to organize a special issue of Advanced Functional Materials together with Joanna Aizenberg. The topic of this issue will be "Assembly of Materials Building Blocks into Integrated Complex Functional Systems".

This will be a very strong issue. Just check out some names: Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Stefan Bräse, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Andreas Greiner, Joerg Lahann, Haeshin Lee, Joao Mano, Ali Khademhosseini, Wim Noorduin, Molly Stevens, Andreas Walther, Martin Wegener, Han Zuilhof, Carsten Werner and many others. This is the first announcement and the issue is still not online.

I would like to thank Jos Lenders and Joern Ritterbusch for helping with organization.

Marius´ first first-author paper has been now accepted in Small. Congratulations to Marius and our great collaborators, Sergiy Afonin, Stefan Heissler! 👍

"Nanomolar Synthesis in Droplet Microarrays with UV-Triggered On-Chip Cell Screening"

Congratulations to Marius and Max, who both just won Tony B. Travel Awards to attend the SLAS conference next year in San Diego. Well done and congrats!

Congratulations to Anna, who just won another grant - HeiKa, which is a cooperation with Dr. Sevin Turcan from Heidelberg University, who works on brain tumor biology. Well done Anna!

Joined Ph.D. thesis between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and University of Heidelberg.

Development of prognostic test on-a-chip for personalized oncology

If you are interested, contact: Dr. Anna Popova (anna "dot" popova at kit "dot" edu) or PD Dr. Sascha Dietrich (sascha"dot"dietrich at embl "dot" de)
Starting date: January 1, 2020
Duration: 3 years
Qualification: cell and molecular biology, cancer biology

More information: here


Congratulations to Anna! Our invited review on "Precision medicine in oncology: in vitro drug sensitivity and resistance test (DSRT) for selection of personalized anti-cancer therapy" is accepted for publication in Advanced Therapeutics. Well done.

"Precision medicine in oncology: in vitro drug sensitivity and resistance test (DSRT) for selection of personalized anti-cancer therapy"

Pavel Levkin presents his ERC Consolidator Grant in front of the reviewers board in Brussels. Fingers crossed.


Welcome, Zhenwu.

The Levkin Lab just reached 100 journal publications. Congratulations to all group members and all of our collaborators.

Three projects have been funded by the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg (MWK). One project (PI Dr. Anna Popova) is a strong collaboration with the University Hospital in Heidelberg (Dr. Sascha Dietrich) and will focus on the development of a novel personalized medicine approach to address cancer treatment. The other two projects focus on further development of different aspects of the droplet microarray platform for cell screenings and mass-spectrometric readouts. We also thank and congratulate our collaborator - the group of Prof. Carsten Hopf (HS Mannheim/CeMOS). Congratulations to Anna, Max and Dorothea!

Have a look at this nice cover for our recent Advanced Functional Materials paper:

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