The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB conducts research in the competence areas Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmentral Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, and Cell and Tissue Engineering. Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. The constructive interplay of the various disciplines at our institute opens up new approaches in areas such as medical engineering, nanotechnology, industria
Suitable for students of chemistry with strong background and interest in organic synthesis. A high level of interest in interdisciplinary application-oriented research at the biotechnology / chemistry interface is required.
In the quest for the study and application of enzyme/electrode scaffolds, redox polymers are an important tool to interface the biological and electrode parts, allowing an efficient electron transfer between them. The efficient connection between enzyme and electrode is achieved under specific physical and electrochemical properties of the polymer, making necessary the design and synthesis of the appropriate polymer.
The project is based on the synthesis and application of new redox polymers carrying cobalt complexes as electron mediators.
The interdisciplinary project includes the rational synthetic route design, the synthesis of common polymeric backbones, organic ligands, and the final synthesis and bioelectrochemical application of the redox polymers.
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