Coacervates and Soft Interfaces
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Our approach is multidisciplinary, interfacing chemistry with soft matter physics, chemical biology and cell biology. Dedicated organic chemistry, microfluidics, protein expression and cell culture labs, and analysis facilities with all types of standard and confocal microscopy setups, are present in the department.
How can chemical reactions give rise to something we recognize as being alive?
Phase separation is one of the key ways cells organize their internal physiology. How do these condensates influence life?
A list of our published research and completed theses can be found here.