Group for Soft Matter & Scattering Methods
Soft Matter constitutes materials and nanostructures composed of synthetic building blocks such as polymers, surfactants and colloids, as well as biological materials such as proteins, peptides and nucleic acids. The field is characterized by a wide range of interactions that give rise to an extremely broad range of complex nanostructures that vary from simple polymers and surfactant micelles to intricate protein and cell membrane structures.
The Bio3 – Soft Matter research team is focused on exploring the fundamental mechanisms and processes related to self-assembly in synthetic and biomolecular systems. The research is mainly focused on elucidating the molecular interactions to understand the basic structure and dynamic properties of assemblies such as micelles, peptide nanostructures and lipid membranes.