The common work in our group includes organic synthesis including compound characterization, separation, and purification. Once new compounds have been obtained in pure form, we perform systematic measurements using NMR, UV/VIS absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, for example, binding titrations and kinetic measurements.
In the further course, group members will receive extra trainings depending on the project requirements and their interests and expertise. For example, we often prepare liposomes and nanoparticles, or work with peptides, proteins, DNA, and cells. If necessary, we also develop our own fitting procedures for data analysis and simulations, and we use further biophysical methods such as isothermal titration calorimetry, CD spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and time-resolved fluorescence and fluorescence anisotropy measurements.
At the final stages of our projects, we always aim to interface our supramolecular systems with analytical, biological, and/or materials chemistry in a team-driven approach.
Students previously trained in our group are now working in pharmaceutical companies, analytical testing laboratories, have become teachers or decided to continue with academic research.