Biomaterials and bioadhesion
Various techniques pursued in our research group can be applied directly towards biomaterials and bioadhesion. Spider silk proteins combine interesting properties for pharmaceutical applications. We determine the colloidal properties of spider silk particles in collaboration with the chair for Biomaterials (Prof. T. Scheibel, UBT) by means of direct force measurements and electrophoretic mobility. In collaboration with the group of Prof. H. Börner (Prof. H. Börner, HU Berlin) we study also bioadhesion of enzyme-activated peptide-polymer conjugates by single molecule force spectroscopy.