Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V (IPF)

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V (IPF)

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V (IPF)
Hohe Strasse 6
01069 Dresden
Germany

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Project leader

Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner

Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner

Phone: +49 351 4658531
Fax: +49 351 4658533

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Project staff

Dr. Uwe Freudenberg

Dr. Uwe Freudenberg
Researcher

Phone: +49 351 4658408
Fax: +49 351 4658533

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Dr. Ralf Zimmermann

Dr. Ralf Zimmermann
Researcher

Phone: +49 351 4658258
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Institute presentation

IPF is one of the largest polymer research facilities in Europe (500 coworkers, annual budget incl. third party funds about 30 Mio EUR), committed to application-oriented basic research, combining competences in natural and engineering sciences for a holistic approach to polymer science and technology.

Carsten Werner has a track record in polymeric biomaterials (HF 35, > 200 published articles, www.researcherid.com/rid/F-8127-2010), focusing on cell-instructive polymer networks for more than 5 years now. He is head of the IPF-Institute for Biofunctional Polymer Materials at the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials (http://www.ipfdd.de/Biofunktionelle-Polymermaterialien.34.0.html) and Professor for Biofunctional Polymer Materials at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) of TU Dresden.

Research interests of the Werner group include biointerfacial phenomena of polymeric materials, hemocompatible coatings, polymer matrices for regenerative therapies and biomimicry approaches in materials science. The team is experienced in the surface selective modification of biomaterials, reconstitution of biopolymer based matrices, synthesis of bioresponsive polymer hydrogels and in the comprehensive physicochemical and biological characterization of biomaterials. The group is equipped with state of the art chemistry labs (including solid phase synthesis), surface modification facilities (customized low pressure plasma instruments for chemical modification and polymerization, electron beam, soft lithography) comprehensive analytical characterization tools (XPS, ATR-FTIR, electrokinetic, wetting measurements, QCM, ellipsometry, AFM, SEM, TEM), biochemical and cell culture labs (cLSM, flow cytometry, cell tracking).