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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.


Yanxi, Alisa and Pavel were representing the Levkin lab with posters and talks at the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials in Sitges, Spain.

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Find out more how to use patterned slippery surfaces to manipulate the paths of droplets and sort them according to size in our recent publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

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Recently we discovered that bacteria grown on micropatterns of repellent and adhesive properties (SLIPS+adhesive) form biofilm bridges, thin biofilm strings, connecting separated biofilm clusters. It is interesting that bacteria form networks of such biofilm bridges and these bridges are packed with highly metabolically active bacteria. Here is our paper in Advanced Science about this novel phenomenon. Congratulations to Wenxi Lei and coauthors. Great collaboration with Thomas Schwartz´s group at KIT. 

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Check this very interesting poster of our collaborators at GlaxoSmithKline who used #Aquarray Droplet Microarrays (DMA) for extremely miniaturized high-content cellular screenings. Very nice comparison of microtiter plates with culture in 100 nL droplets on DMAs. Let us know if you want to try such Droplet Microarrays for your cell screening experiments.


Lei's and Johannes' Review of that name has just been accepted to Advanced Materials!

Alisa Rosenfeld's review on this matter got published in Applied Bosystems! Congratulations!

Our new Progress Report titled "Slippery Lubricant-Infused Surfaces: Properties and Emerging Applications" can be found online here. It is a "trans-generational" effort with co-authors including current (Dorothea Paulssen) and former members (Junsheng Li and Erica Ueda) of the Pavel Levkin lab!

During his PhD Farid published 5 papers (2 more to follow) and presented work at 9 international conferences. Congratulations on a successful PhD defense!

Farids PhD Defense 1 Farids PhD Defense 2  Farids PhD Defense 4


Gerile arrived as a PhD-exchange-student from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University - welcome!

Pavel Levkin joins the Editorial Board of a new open access journal: Materials Today Bio!

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