Open Professorship position for Biopolymers | at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Open Postdoc position | at Sao Carlos Chemistry Institute (University of Sao Paulo)
In few other fields has research achieved as much in recent decades as it has in medicine. The ServusTV reportage investigates the benefits of medical progress for patients, with Rupert Johann Kargl presenting our part (41:58) in the development of treatment options for the future.
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What is the potential of polysaccharides in biomaterial science? | Biopolymers and carbohydrates have a significant potential to be used as biomaterials due to their very large structural variability and biological origin to which living cells respond. Read more
EPNOE Research Roadmap 2040 Launch Event | A joint effort of more than 20 high-level scientists who aim to address the most relevant scientific questions around sustainable solutions based on biomass and polysaccharides. This launch event offers a platform for discussion, encouraging exchanges among different stakeholders with common goals. The Research Roadmap Chairs and Vice Chairs will present their chapters, covering five strategic areas: Materials & Engineering, Food & Nutrition, Biomedical Applications, Basic Sciences - Chemistry, Biology & Physics, and Skills.
What an experience at the #WebSummit 2022 in Lisbon!! | Our colleagues Florian Lackner and Rupert Johann Kargl presented our technology on 3D printed biomimetic aorta models at the AUSTRIA NIGHT – reveals BOLD.
We are grateful for this opportunity and invitation from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO).
A big thank you to our collaboration partners from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Jan Stana, MD, PhD, and Maximilian Grab, MSc, for contributing state-of-the-art vascular 3D models and EVAR implants.
We had a blast with our teammates at the 5th EPNOE Junior Scientist Meeting (Aveiro, Portugal)! | Were you there? We contributed:
Congratulations! | Our PhD student Florian Lackner was recognised for the Best Oral Communication Award at the 5th EPNOE Junior Scientist Meeting in Aveiro, Portugal for his talk on 3D printing and alignment of NFC-alginate nanocomposites with highly tunable properties.
Open Postdoc position | Chemical Glycobiology at the CIC bioGUNE (Bilbao, Spain)
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the 25th Austrian Carbohydrate Workshop | was a success! A big THANK YOU to all our participants of the event, which took place from July 7th-8th, 2022, at TU Graz.
The overall enthusiasm and positive spirit made our time together both productive and fun.
Congratulations! | We proudly congratulate Melanie Zündel, Stefan Schwaiger, und Maximilian Novak for the accomplished defense of their excellent master's thesis:
Learning from nature and promoting young people | In the "Woche" interview, our professor Karin Stana Kleinschek talks about research, internationality, and what she would like to pass on to young scientists.
Congratulations! | Our Master's student Ivan Knechtl was awarded the WKO Steiermark research grant for business-related Bachelor's and Master's Theses. A total of 20 scholarships were awarded this year after more than 100 submissions for the scholarship program (awards were made by a 10-person expert jury).
Ivan's Master's Thesis: 3D printed medical models used in aortic surgeries
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New entrance hall to IBioSys | A new picture graces our entrance hall created by Ilse Leitgeb-Feichtenberger, "IBioSysLabs".
ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE Poster Day 2022 | In the coming Poster Day of the interdisciplinary network at the TU Graz, prof. Karin Stana Kleinschek will give a lecture on Biopolymers in Biomedical Applications, and Florian Lackner a poster presentation on In-situ alignment of dielectric fibers with electric fields in extrusion processes. more info
Interational ZELLCHEMING Conference Invited Lecture | As part of the excellent scientific program, prof. Karin Stana Kleinschek from the IBioSys will give an invited lecture on Biopolymers and their potential application in medicine. The conference gathers researchers from science and industry who are interested into R&D in polysaccharides, paper-based materials, and bioeconomy. more info
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Technology Offer | In situ alignment of dielectric fibers using electric fields in extrusion processes
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Our recent publication was highlighted as the supplementary cover on ACS Biomacromolecules (March 14, 2022 - Volume 23, Issue 3)
Heinzel Mondi Sappi Award | recognizes outstanding publications by early stage researchers
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5 ECTS Cellulose Wet Spinning course (2 days) | short virtual winter course organized by Aalto University and Technical University of Graz.
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Britt's Erasmus experience in Graz | Combining the student exchange and finishing her master’s thesis, she also found a great combination between culture and nature with the possibility of inspiring weekend getaways.
The interview was published in the GeniaaL magazine of Britt's home Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven (Belgium).
Congratulations! | We are proud to announce that our master student Ivan Knechtl received a research grant funded by the Austrian Economic Chamber-WKO Steiermark for his research on the master thesis titled 3D printed medical models used in aortic surgeries.
The scope of this master thesis is the development of 3D printed biomimetic models of the human aorta that have very similar biomechanical and pressure resistance properties when compared to the real organ. This will be achieved by combining biocomposite material and polymer science with the latest 3D manufacturing technologies.
Congratulations! | We proudly congratulate Melina Much and Tadeja Katan for the accomplished defense of their excellent master's thesis:
Upcoming webinar on chitin and polysaccharide science | Brought to you in cooperation with the European Chitin Society. Join via ZOOM
As part of the Steiermark heute on national broadcast ORF (on November 9th, 2021 at 7 pm), a contribution Organ model from the 3D printer covered our expertise at IBioSys, TU Graz.
Congratulations! | We proudly congratulate Tobias Dorn MSc BSc for the accomplished defense of his excellent Master's Thesis in Chemistry.
Congratulations! | To our new PhD Andreas Wolfsgruber MSc BSc for the accomplished defense of his excellent Doctoral Thesis.
Dissertation title: "Synthesis of Iminosugar Based Glycomimetics for Activity Based Protein Profiling of Carbohydrate Processing Enzymes"
Webinars on chitin and polysaccharide science are back in October! | Brought to you in cooperation with the European Chitin Society. Join via ZOOM
Welcome to the very 1st event from the FUR4Sustain Happy Hour series! | Zoom link will be provided soon
EPNOE Webinar on Biomedical Applications | November 4th, 2021, 13:00–14:30 Register
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IBioSys at TU Graz Science for Future 2021 - Climate and Energy | Graz University of Technology, September 29., 2021. More
We need to understand nature better. An interview about IBioSys with Karin Stana Kleinschek, published in the Spirit of Styria - the new business magazine for Styria. link
EPNOE Webinar on Biomedical Applications | The following material is now available on the EPNOE website:
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IBioSys at Polymer Meeting 14 (PM14) | Graz University of Technology, Aug. 30.-Sep. 2., 2021.
Webinar on chitin and polysaccharide science | Brought to you in cooperation with the European Chitin Society. When? August 31th at 11 AM (CET). More info
Medical application of the chitosan in special areas of use by Marcin H. Struszczyk (Institute of Security Technologies “MORATEX”).
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From Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) Planet Research: News & Stories | At the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Biobased Systems, a new bioprinter recently entered service. It will produce individual models of blood vessels. We are always on the look-out for research partners.
Webinar on chitin and polysaccharide science | Brought to you in cooperation with the European Chitin Society. When? July 27th at 11 AM (CET). More info
Chitosan-based nanomaterials for gene/drug delivery, and antibacterial control by Francisco Goycoolea (University of Leeds).
Dually crosslinked chitosan nanoparticles block quorum sensing and target bacterial growth at specific cell densities by Celina Vila (University of Santiago de Compostela).
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New Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printer available at IBioSys | The Creality Ender 3 V2 is a 3D printer employing the FDM technology, and can print various polymer filaments like PLA, ABS or PVA.
Book announcement! | We are thrilled to announce the release of a book Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods, Volume 5 (1st edition), edited by Paul Kosma and our members Arnold Stütz and Tanja M. Wrodnigg.
This unique book explores carbohydrate chemistry from both the academic and industrial point of view, providing reliable and tested synthesis information in one reference.
New Digital Light Processing (DLP) Resin 3D Printer available at IBioSys | With the Anycubic Photon Mono and the complementary Anycubic Wash and Cure Station 2.0, various commercial and self-synthesized photocurable resins could be 3D-printed, achieving a resolution up to 50 µm. This enables fast and precise prototyping of various tailormade equipment and printing without almost any geometrical limitations.
New blood protein coagulation measurements available at IBioSys. | Control over haemostasis and coagulation analyses are essential for the assessment of blood and plasma contacting devices, and the development of anti- or procoagulant therapies. IBioSys has acquired a Stago STart Max coagulation analyser that allows for the determination of PT, APTT, fibrinogen concentration, thrombin time and others. With these methods, newly developed medicinal materials or compounds can be evaluated with respect to their interaction with blood plasma proteins.
"Current for surface science". | We are happy to announce the receipt and installation of our new Garmy Reference 600+ potentiostat / galvanostat coupled with our quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. The combined system allows us to perform gravimetric, viscoelastic and electrical measurements on surfaces. Phenomena such as corrosion, deposition and other redox-reactions at interfaces can be analyzed in detail.
Prof. Dr. Karin Stana Kleinschek | Portrait in TU Graz research: "Die Natur schafft problemlos, was wir technisch nicht können".
Preparation of the model films in our labs using new spin coater Spin200i (SPS Europe).
IBioSys researchers slowly, with the social distance, started to introduce new research activities in our labs. | Electrochemistry measurements at different surfaces (organic, inorganic model films or other nano layers prepared on different crystals).
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