News Biomaterials & Biomolecular Systems

  • Gil Westmeyer, Professor of Neurobiological Engineering. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

    New biological tool for tracking cellular processes

    Molecular monitoring of RNA regulation

    14 November 2022 | New biological tool for tracking cellular processes

  • Prof. Gil Westmeyer (l.) and his research team, in collaboration with Kilian Vogele (r.) and the start-up Invitris, have developed a new controlled production method to create bacteriophages for therapeutic use. Image: A. Heddergott / TUM

    Cell-free production of bacteriophages

    Viruses help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    27 July 2022 | A Munich research team has developed a new way to produce bacteriophages efficiently and without risk.

  • Hendrik Dietz, Professor of Biomolecular Nanotechnology at TUM works with the DNA origami method  Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM

    Synthetic rotary motors at the nanoscale perform mechanical work

    First electric nanomotor made from DNA material

    21 July 2022 | A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded for the first time in producing a molecular electric motor using the DNA origami method. 

  • Petra Mela, Professor of Medical Materials and Implants at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and doctoral candidate Kilian Meuller examine an artificial heart valve produced with the additive manufacturing technology melt electrowriting. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

    Scaffolds created by melt electrowriting aim to support new tissue formation

    3D printed, bioinspired heart valves

    02 June 2022 | Researchers have developed 3D printed artificial heart valves designed to allow a patient’s own cells to form new tissue. 

  • Ceren Kimna, doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Munich, examines the newly developed film for wound healing. Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM

    Biomolecular film adheres to sensitive tissue and releases active ingredients

    Multi-functional bandage helps wounds to heal

    30 May 2022 | Biomolecular film adheres to sensitive tissue and releases active ingredients

  • Hendrik Dietz, Professor for Biomolecular Nanotechnology

    „Faszination Forschung“ (issue 27)

    Quarantine for Viruses

    28 January 2022 | The TUM science magazine features Prof. Hendrik Dietz and his research.

  • Lined on the inside with virus-binding molecules, nano shells made of DNA material bind viruses tightly and thus render them harmless. Image: Elena-Marie Willner / DietzLab

    Hollow nano-objects made of DNA could trap viruses and render them harmless

    The virus trap

    15 July 2021 | To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method. 

  • “The Cut and Restore protein trick”. Image: Barth van Rossum

    The Cut and Restore Protein Trick: Self-excising designer proteins report isoform expression

    8 June 2021 | Our proteome is much bigger than our genome because one gene produces several variants of proteins called protein isoforms, whose disbalance is implicated in many diseases. A new bioengineered reporter system developed at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich now allows for the first time to follow protein isoform expression over time in live cells. 

  • ERC Advanced Grants will provide funding for ground-breaking research projects at TUM. These include a digital lung model that could represent a decisive step toward personalized medicine. Image: Jakob Richter / Ebenbuild / TUM

    EU funding for cutting-edge research

    27 April 2021 |  Four ERC Advanced Grants for TUM scientists. Two of them for the MSB-PIs Hendrik Dietz and Wolfgang Wall. 

  • Prof. Oliver Lieleg and Ceren Kimna are conducting research on nanoparticles that release drugs precisely into the affected cells. Image: Uli Benz / TUM

    Nanoparticles with synthetic DNA can control release of drugs

    Secure nano-carrier delivers medications directly to cells

    29 September 2020 | Nanoparticles with synthetic DNA can control release of drugs to reduce unwanted side-effects of medications