Coacervates and Soft Interfaces

Radboud University

Institute for Molecules and Materials

Research themes

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.

Prebiotic coacervates

How can chemical reactions give rise to something we recognize as being alive?

Biomolecular condensates

 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.