The research activities of IBioSys implement two main research fields with a common interest "Biobased Systems" – bioactive carbohydrate based bioconjugates.
Chemistry of Biobased Systems | The design and development of efficient and economic synthetic methods for bioactive glycoconjugates and analogues as well as glycomimetics based on renewable resources and their application as potential tools for the profiling as well as structure-activity-studies of glycoprocessing enzymes and as therapeutics for management of diseases related to the carbohydrate metabolism. Design, synthesis, modification and characterisation of biobased systems such as oligo- an polysaccharides for their application in material technologies such as 3D printing technologies, tissue engineering, coating technologies, fabrication of surface active materials, medicinal applications, applications or auxiliary materials for paper- and pulp industry.
Technology of Biobased Systems | Technology of Biobased Systems: development of complex materials, conjugates based on biomolecules of living organism origin and analogues. This implements the manufacturing, analysis and application of organic structures and inorganic/organic hybrid-systems. The focus is set on the development of biomaterials with emphasis on surface specific processes (surface functionalisation) and manufacturing of 3D structured materials and using modern technology as 3D printing or laser lithography, development of bio-inks formulations, cross linking - and self-assembly structures, for as example tissue engineering. Another research topic is the use of mono-, oligo- and polymers and derivatives for different technical applications such as packaging, paper conservation, paper process technology, textile industry, coating or cosmetics.