Biological Adhesives

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Mr LABONTE David

Mr LABONTE David
Phd Student
Insect Biomechanics Workgroup, Department of Zoology,
University
of Cambridge
Downing Street
CB2 3EJ, Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
dl416@cam.ac.uk
http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/zoostaff/federle/David_Labonte.html

WG2, WG3

Additional comment

Cuticle, Interference Reflection Microscopy

 

friction
theory
biology
ecology
wet adhesion
terrestrial
animals
invertebrates
composites
biomaterials
nanomaterials
other
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
pull-off force tester
plasma etching
other
WG 2
WG 3
Dr LACIK Igor

Dr LACIK Igor
Director (and head of department)
Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dubravska cesta 9
845 41 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA
igor.lacik@savba.sk
http://www.polymer.sav.sk/en/dspb/index.html

WG1

Research interest

Polymer chemistry, characterization of polymers, polymer modification, size exclusion chromatography, polymerization kinetics, hydrogels for biomedical and biotechnological applications, non-biofouling surfaces, cell immobilization for transplantation (diabetes), hydrogel characterization (diffusion, mechanical properties, swelling, state of water), monomer and crosslinker synthesis

Specialized technique available in my lab

Size exclusion chromatography of polymers in aqueous and organic phase, static and dynamic light scattering pulsed laser, texture analyser, optical and fluorescence microscopes, sterile lab facilities, organic synthesis facilities, analytical techniques for polymers and low molecular weight compounds.
The expertise of the Polymer Institute SAS is available and includes: rheology dynamic-mechanical analysis FTIR, microscope, photoacoustic cell, conical calorimeter, XPS plasma treatment (3 types of plasma generators), spin-coater, air-stripping microcapsule formation system, fluorescence and UV spectrophotometers, microcompounder, Brabenders Instron nanoindentor, contact angle, NMR, CLSM, elemental analysis, ESR, etc. (at cooperating inst)

Additional comment

Our initial interest in joining this COST action was to develop the non-biofouling surfaces, which is on the other side of the "biological adhesives" problems, but naturally it is closely related in view that the mechanism of bioadhesion needs to be understood. We can contribute to this COST action by our expertise in polymer chemistry and related fields in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, materials for biomedicine and biotechnology, etc. Also, we a tradition in developing various industrially used adhesives. We think that we can learn from this COST action as well as we hope to contribute to it from the point of view of synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials

 

WG 1
Dr LADURNER Peter

Dr LADURNER Peter
Assistant Professor

University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
peter.ladurner@uibk.ac.at
http://www.uibk.ac.at/zoology/staff/ladurner/

WG1

imaging
biomimetics
biology
wet adhesion
underwater adhesion
aquatic
animals
invertebrates
biomolecules
biomaterials
genomics
bioinformatics
confocal microscopy
fluorescence microscopy
WG 1
Dr LAHNSTEINER Franz

Dr LAHNSTEINER Franz
University Salzburg - Dep. Org. Biology
Hellbrunnerstr. 34
5020 Salzburg
AUSTRIA
franz.lahnsteiner@aqua-research.at
www.aqua-research.at

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

Other biological models: Glue developed from fish eggs

analytics
chemistry
biomimetics
biology
other
aquatic
animals
other
other
histochemistry
light microscopy
aquarium facility
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Pr LAMMERHOFER Michael

Pr LAMMERHOFER Michael
Professor
University of Tuebingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 8
72076 Tuebingen
GERMANY
michael.laemmerhofer@uni-tuebingen.de
bioanalysis.uni-tuebingen.de

analytics
chemistry
biomimetics
wet adhesion
animals
invertebrates
biomolecules
biomaterials
liquid chromatography
gas chromatography
mass spectrometry
proteomics
genomics
WG 1
WG 3
Dr LANTERBECQ Deborah

Dr LANTERBECQ Deborah
Research Assistant
InFluX - University of Mons
19, Avenue Maistriau
7000 Mons
BELGIUM
deborah.lanterbecq@umons.ac.be
http://chimie.umons.ac.be/influx

WG2, WG3

Research interest

Production and characterization of protein-based biomimetic adhesives

Specialized technique available in my lab

Texture analyzer (Probe Tack), SPR, FTIR and FT-Raman Spectroscopy

Additional comment

Previous research interest: evolutionary biology of marine organisms and marine symbioses (phylogenetics, population genetics, biogeography, coevolution, taxonomy and systematics)

Dr LECLERE Philippe

Dr LECLERE Philippe
FRS-FNRS Research Associate
University of Mons
Place du Parc, 20
7000 Mons
BELGIUM
philippe.leclere@umons.ac.be

WG2, WG3, WG4

Research interest

Scanning Probe Microscopies, Nanomechanical properties of materials

Specialized technique available in my lab

Scanning Probe Microscopies, Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics Calculations Facility

Dr LEJEUNE Annabelle

Dr LEJEUNE Annabelle
Université de Liège
avenue de l'hopital B34
4000 Liège
BELGIUM
alejeune@ulg.ac.be

WG1

Research interest

Adhesive proteins and post-translational modification

WG 1
Ms LENGERER Birgit

Ms LENGERER Birgit

Student
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA

birgit.lengerer@student.uibk.ac.at

WG1

Other techniques available in the lab:
- light microscopy
- confocal microscopy
- fluorescence microscopy
- aquarium facility


imaging
biomimetics
biology
wet adhesion
underwater adhesion
aquatic
animals
invertebrates
biomolecules
biomaterials
genomics
bioinformatics
histochemistry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
WG 1
Dr LEWANDOWSKA Katarzyna

Dr LEWANDOWSKA Katarzyna
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Chemistry
7 Gagarin Street
87-100 Torun
POLAND
reol@chem.umk.pl

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

chemistry
surfaces
interfaces
materials
application
aquatic
polymers
hydrogels
composites
biomaterials
nanomaterials
spectrophotometry
infrared spectrometry
scanning electron microscopy
atomic force microscopy
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Dr LIENEMANN Michael

Dr LIENEMANN Michael
Post-doctoral research scientist
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tietotie 2
02150 Espoo
FINLAND
michael.lienemann@vtt.fi

WG1

Research interest

Protein biochemistry and genetic engineering

Specialized technique available in my lab

Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, quartz crystal microbalance, circular dichroism and atomic force microscopy

WG 1
Prof. LINDER Markus

Prof. Markus LINDER
VTT Technical research centre of Finland
Tietotie 2, FI-02044VTT
Espoo
Finland
Tel. +358400971207
markus.linder@vtt.fi

Expertise

  • Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies
    • Biomaterials
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • protein engineeting
    • sensors
    • adhesion
    • bioinspired materials
    • cellulose
WG 2
Dr LOPES Maria Manuela

Dr LOPES Maria Manuela
Professor
Biomedical and Oral Sciences Research Unit (UICOB)
Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa
Cidade
Universitária
1649-003 Lisboa
PORTUGAL

manuela.lopes@fmd.ul.pt
https://sites.google.com/site/uicobpt/home

WG2

wet adhesion vertebrates composites
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
WG 2
Ms LUMINITA Nica

Ms LUMINITA Nica
Faculty of Dentistry, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ion Ghica 3
300171Timisoara
ROMANIA
nical78@yahoo.com

WG4

Other research interests:

  - application
 - biology
 - dry adhesion
 - wet adhesion
 - biofilms

Other techniques available in the lab:

 - micro-CT
 - microbiological culture

 

surfaces
interfaces
wettability
materials
medicine
other
polymers
composites
biomaterials
nanomaterials
histochemistry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
light microscopy
fluorescence microscopy
WG 4

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....