Functionalization of Block Copolymer Structured Nanoparticles
Lucila received a B.S., Hons in Biotechnology in 2008 from Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL- Santa Fe, Argentina) under the supervision of D. Prof. Jorge Lassaga. In 2012 she started her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Rintoul in material science for biomedical applications at INTEC-UNL. During her PhD she focused on the synthesis of new materials (thermoplastics and elastomers) to be used as coatings in coronary stents for drug release application. Immediately after she finished her PhD in 2017, she got a postdoc position in the group of Prof. Santiago Vaillard at INTEC-UNL where she focused on the synthesis of elastomers as drug release systems for soft tissue application. In 2019, she joined Klinger Lab granted with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowship.
Nanogels for Drug Delivery and Control over Shape and Morphology of Block Copolymer Nanoparticles
Doğuş received a B.S. in chemistry in 2013 from the Freie Universität Berlin. He completed his M.Sc. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Marcelo Calderón where he studied the formation of hybrid supramolecular nanogels using cyclodextrin-decorated gold nanoparticles and adamantene-functionalized dendritic polyglycerol as vehicles for drug delivery purposes. Doğuş then began his doctoral studies in the summer of the same year in the Klinger Lab.
Amphiphilic Nanogels for Drug Delivery Applications
Alexandra graduated from the Philipps University in Marburg in spring 2014 and earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry. During summer 2014 she completed a research internship in the group of Professor Craig Hawker at the University of California in Santa Barbara with focus on coacervate micro- and nanogels. She then started her master studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. In April 2016 Alexandra joined the Klinger group for writing her master thesis. Currently, Alexandra is a PhD student and is working on the preparation of amphiphilic nanogels for delivery applications.
Thi Mai Phuong Tran
Responsive Polymers for the site-specific Release of Antimicrobial Agents triggered by Enzymes
Phuong obtained her Bachelors degree in chemistry in 2016 at the Freie Universität Berlin. After her research internship in the group of Prof. Rainer Haag dealing with the functionalization of hyper branched polyglycerol with active compounds to obtain polymer-drug conjugates, Phuong began her master studies at the Klinger Lab in October 2018.
Development of Polymers Containing Well-Defined Glycosaminoglycan Oligomers as Anti-Inflammatory Polymers
Franziska studied Pharmacy at the Freie Universität Berlin and graduated there in March 2017. During her practical year, she decided to participate to the Master’s program “Pharmaceutical Research” at the FU Berlin, in which she enrolled in October 2017. She joined the Klinger group in December 2017 for a research internship with focus on assessing the feasibility of PGPR-90 as surfactant in inverse miniemulsion polymerizations. In March 2018, Franziska started to pursue her Master thesis project, investigating the cytokine binding affinity of polymers bearing sulfated side groups.
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