Biological Adhesives

MEMBERS

sort icon Research interest Biological models Materials Specialized technique(s) available in my lab
Mr BAER Alexander

Mr BAER Alexander
University of Leipzig
Talstraße 33
04307 Leipzig
GERMANY
alexander.baer@uni-leipzig.de
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~evodevo/index.htm

WG2

Other research interests:

Protein identification, Protein structure, mechanical properties.
Other techniques available in the lab
:

small angle X-ray scattering, polarization microscopy, proteomics, infrared spectrometry, Raman spectrometry, histochemistry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, light microscopy, confocal microscopy, transcriptomics, wide angle X-ray diffraction.

 

analytics
chemistry
mechanics
biology
wet adhesion
terrestrial
animals
invertebrates
polymers
biomolecules
biomaterials
liquid chromatography
mass spectrometry
atomic force microscopy
tensile tester
dynamic light scattering
WG 2
Dr BALDEA Bogdan

Dr Bogdan BALDEA
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara, Romania
Bd. Revolutiei 1989, nr.9 Street
300041 Timisoara
Romania
Tel. +40-256-482115
bogdanbaldea@gmail.com

Expertise

Materials, Physical and Nanosciences
Dental materials Dental technology

WG 1
Dr BAUER Ulrike

Dr BAUER Ulrike
Postdoctoral research fellow
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Downing Street
CB2 3EA Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
ub213@cam.ac.uk
http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/ulrikebauer.html

WG2, WG3

I am interested in mechanical aspects of plant-insect interactions and work mainly on superhydrophilic anti-adhesive plant surfaces.
As an independent postdoctoral researcher I do not have my own lab, but I collaborate with the biomechanics lab of Dr Walter Federle where I did my PhD, and with a number of other labs. I am currently hosted in a genomics lab. I also conduct regular field work in Southeast Asia, investigating the performance and ecological implications of anti-adhesive plant surfaces in the field.

Other biological model: carnivorous pitcherplants.

Other materials: plant surfaces including surface waxes.


 

 

mechanics
surfaces
wettability
biology
ecology
terrestrial
plants
biomolecules
biomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
other
scanning electron microscopy
light microscopy
pull-off force tester
other
WG 2
WG 3
Ms BAUSS Anna

Ms BAUSS Anna
PhD Student
University of Freiburg, Chair of Experimental Polymer Physics
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg
GERMANY
anna.bauss@physik.uni-freiburg.de
http://www.softmatter.uni-freiburg.de/mitarbeiter-en/bauss

WG3, WG4

Research interest

Development of high performance biomimetic adhesive systems following the example of Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)

Dr BECKER Pierre

Dr BECKER Pierre
Marine Biology Laboratory
University of Mons
6, avenue du Champ de Mars
7000 Mons
BELGIUM
pierre.becker@umons.ac.be

WG1, WG2

Research interest

Marine adhesive characterization (echinoderms and polychaetes) including adhesive proteins characterization

WG 1
Ms BELL Ashley

Ms BELL Ashley
University of Leeds
School of Mechanical Engineering, Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
mnab@leeds.ac.uk

WG3, WG4

The aim of the work is to fabricate a bio-inspired micro-structured polymer surface, capable of providing adhesion to wet tissue; in addition it must provide good retraction and result in low trauma, and to understand the means by which adhesion is generated on a wet surface by micro-structures.

Inspired by the tree frog's ability to adhere to naturally occurring wet surfaces, the use of a micro-structured substrate is being explored to provide reliable and reversible adhesion with controlled traction and friction.

Adhesion and traction tests are performed ex- and in-vivo against rat and porcine peritoneum.

 

 

 

fabrication
biomimetics
surfaces
wettability
wet adhesion
animals
vertebrates
polymers
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
scanning electron microscopy
microindentation
pull-off force tester
lithography
plasma etching
WG 3
WG 4
Mr BENNEMANN MICHAEL

Mr BENNEMANN Michael
PhD student

Institut for Biology II
Lukasstraße, 1
52070
, Aachen
GERMANY
bennemann@bio2.rwth-aachen.de

biomimetics
interfaces
materials
dry adhesion
wet adhesion
terrestrial
plants
animals
vertebrates
invertebrates
polymers
foams
composites
biomaterials
nanomaterials
scanning electron microscopy
light microscopy
confocal microscopy
fluorescence microscopy
atomic force microscopy
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Dr BERGLIN Mattias

Dr BERGLIN Mattias
Interface Biophysics
Gothenburg UNiversity
405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN
mattias.berglin@cmb.gu.se
www.cmb.gu.se

WG1

Research interest

Curing (cross-linking) mechanisms of marine bioadhesives. Applied usage of bioadhesives.

Specialized technique available in my lab

QCM-D, SPR and Impedance spectroscopy.

 

WG 1
Dr BERNARDI Antonietta

Dr BERNARDI Antonietta
Faculty of Pharmacy "Federico II" University of Naples
Via D. Montesano, 49
80131 Napoli
ITALY
rispostera@gmail.com

WG1

Research interest

Synthesis of bio-mimetic adhesive peptide based. Purification, characterization and mechanistic understanding of adhesive properties of biodegradable polymer.

 

WG 1
Pr BETZ Oliver

Pr BETZ Oliver
Professor
University Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 28E
D-72076 Tübingen
GERMANY
oliver.betz@uni-tuebingen.de
www.uni-tuebingen.de/agbetz

WG3

Research interest

Insect adhesive systems

Specialized technique available in my lab

Cryo-SEM, TEM, 3D reconstruction, nanotribometer

WG 3
Prof. BIANCO-PELED Havazelet

Prof. Havazelet BIANCO-PELED
bianco@tx.technion.ac.il

WG 2
Dr BOHN Holger

Dr BOHN Holger
Plant Biomechanics Workgroup and Botanical Garden Freiburg
Schänzlestr. 1
79104 Freiburg
GERMANY
holger.bohn@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

WG2, WG3, WG4

Research interest

Adhesion and anti-adhesion in animals and plants, especially in plant-animal interactions
 

 

Dr BORDEI Valentina

Ms BORDEI Valentina
ttz Bremerhaven
An der Karlstadt 6
27568 Bremerhaven
GERMANY
vbordei@ttz-bremerhaven.de
www.ttz-bremerhaven.de

biomimetics
materials
application
biofouling
biofilms
microorganisms
algae
polymers
biomolecules
gas chromatography
spectrophotometry
infrared spectrometry
light microscopy
microbiological culture
WG 1
WG 4
Dr BOSIA Federico

Dr BOSIA Federico
University of Torino
Via Giuria 1
10125 Torino
ITALY
fbosia@to.infn.it
http://www.dfs.unito.it/solid/

WG3

mechanics
theory
plants
animals
polymers
composites
biomaterials
nanomaterials
elipsometry
tensile tester
WG 3
Mr BRAUN Julius

Mr BRAUN Julius
PhD student, scientific employee
Universität Tübingen
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Evolutions biologie der Invertebraten
Auf der Morgenstelle 28E
72076 Tübingen
GERMANY
julius.braun@webdays.de
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/agbetz/

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

I am interested in the function of the adhesive system in insects with hairy tarsae. Therefore I characterize the chemical composition of the tarsal secretion as well as the morphological constitution of the structures that are associated with the adhesive performance. The overarching goal is to use this system as model for bio-inspired artificial adhesive systems.

Other techniques available in the lab: transmission electron microscopy, light microscopy, cryomicroscopy, tribometer.

chemistry
mechanics
friction
biology
wet adhesion
terrestrial
animals
invertebrates
polymers
biomolecules
biomaterials
gas chromatography
mass spectrometry
proteomics
nuclear magnetic resonance
scanning electron microscopy
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Mr BROWNLIE Craig

Mr BROWNLIE Craig
Research Masters Student
University of Glasgow
17 Woodvale Avenue
G612NS Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
2109250B@student.gla.ac.uk

WG2, WG3

 

mechanics
biomimetics
friction
biology
ecology
terrestrial
aquatic
animals
vertebrates
invertebrates
biomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
microindentation
optical tweezers
tribometer
WG 2
WG 3
Mr BUNDSCHUH Sven

Mr Bundschuh Sven
PhD Student
KIT - IAM
Herrmann-von Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
GERMANY
sven.bundschuh@kit.edu
www.imf2.kit.edu/

WG2, WG3

Research interest

Adhesion of Parthenocissus tricuspidata

 

Dr BURUIANA Tinca

Dr BURUIANA Tinca
Senior researcher
Romanian Academy, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
41 A Gr. Ghica Voda Alley
700487 Lasi
ROMANIA
tbur@icmpp.ro

WG1, WG4

Research interest

Synthesis and characterization of bioadhesives

Specialized technique available in my lab

Synthesis techniques, equipments of spectral, thermal, morphological techniques

NEWS

2016-11-3

Tue, 2016-11-01

COST CA15216 ENBA

A new COST Action dedicated to biological and biomimetic adhesives is starting on November 1st 2016. The Action is entitled “European Network...

2015-2-2

Fri, 2015-02-06

Interface Focus

The final publication of our Action TD0906 has just appeared as the latest theme issue of the Royal Society journal, Interface Focus: http://rsfs....