Christopher V. Synatschke

Christopher V. Synatschke
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, AK Tanja Weil, Synthesis of Macromolecules
Room 0.504, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany
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Research Interests

I am interested in creating novel functional materials with a focus on biomedical applications such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. Taking inspiration from Nature, I am developing macromolecules that form hierarchically ordered structures across multiple length scales. Such structures include colloidal particles in solution, surface coatings, and polymer (hydro-)gels. Consequently, my research is at the interfaces of synthetic polymer chemistry, material science, and biomedical sciences, and I enjoy collaborating with researchers from multiple disciplines to achieve my research goals.

Key techniques: Self-Assembly, Biomaterials, Nanostructured Materials, Hydrogels, Nanoparticles, Controlled/Living Polymerization, Polymer Characterization, MALDI-ToF-MS

Research system/organism: Polyelectrolytes, Peptide-Polymer Hybrids, Block Copolymers, Star-Polymers, Polymer Micelles, Polymer Nanoparticles, Peptides

Five Most Relevant Publications
  1. Water-Dispersible Polydopamine-Coated Nanofibers for Stimulation of Neuronal Growth and Adhesion
    S. Sieste, T. Mack, C.V. Synatschke, C. Schilling, C. Meyer zu Reckendorf, L. Pendi, S. Harvey, F.S. Ruggeri, T.P.J. Knowles, C. Meier, D.Y.W. Ng, T. Weil, B. Knöll
    Advanced Healthare Materials 2018, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201701485
  2. Hidden Structural Features of Multicompartment Micelles Revealed by Cryogenic Transmission Electron Tomography
    T.I. Löbling, J.S. Haataja, C.V. Synatschke, F.H. Schacher, M. Müller, A. Hanisch, A.H. Gröschel, A.H.E. Müller
    ACS Nano 2014, 8(11), 11330-11340.
  3. Multicompartment Micelles with Adjustable Poly(ethylene glycol) Shell for Efficient in vivo Photodynamic Therapy
    C.V. Synatschke, T. Nomoto, H. Cabral, M. Förtsch, K. Toh, Y. Matsumoto, K. Miyazaki, A. Hanisch, F.H. Schacher, A. Kishimura, N. Nishiyama, A.H.E. Müller, K. Kataoka
    ACS Nano 2014, 8(2), 1161-1172.
  4. Influence of Polymer Architecture and Molecular Weight of Poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) Polycations on Transfection Efficiency and Cell Viability in Gene Delivery
    C.V. Synatschke, A. Schallon, V. Jerome, R. Freitag, A.H.E. Müller
    Biomacromolecules 2011, 12(12), 4247-4255.
  5. A Study into the Stability of 3,6-Dihydro-2H-thiopyran Rings: Key Linkages in the RAFT Hetero-Diels-Alder Click Concept
    S. Sinnwell, C.V. Synatschke, T. Junkers, M.H. Stenzel, C. Barner-Kowollik
    Macromolecules 2008, 41(21), 7904-7912.