Anastasia Binder
Technical Assistant Biofunctionalized Surfaces
Lu Fan
Scientist Biofunctionalized Surfaces
Markus Herrmann
Technical Assistant Biofunctionalized surfaces

Areas of activity

HPLC, Size exclusion chromatography, MALDI-TOF, polymer analytics, polyelectrolyte multilayers, degradation of polyesters, peptides

Stages of career

2018 - Present  Laboratory Assistant NMI, Group Biofuncationalized Surfaces

2008 - 2018  Laboratory Assistant NMI, Group Biomaterials

1993 - 2008  Laboratory Assistant Group NMI Peptides (Peptide synthesis and analytics)

1990 - 1993  Training Laboratory Assistant, University of Tuebingen (Institute for Biochemistry)

Dr. Fabian Körte
Scientist Biofunctionalized surfaces


Prof. Dr. Rumen Krastev
Scientist Biofunctionalized surfaces

Areas of activity

polymer / polyelectrolyte thin films, nano technology, biomaterials, solid / liquid surfaces, foams

Stages of career

2011 - 2018 Head of Bioorganic Chemistry and Bioanalytics Division

2008 - 2018 Head of Biomaterials working group at the NMI

2005 - 2008 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces (MPI KG), Group Leader - Soft Thin Films

2002 - 2005 Scientific research (neutron reflectometry) Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin

1996 - 2002 PostDoc / Scientific employee at MPI KG, Dept. Interfaces, Golm/Potsdam

1996 Doctorate at the University of Sofia

1993-1998 Research stay at Bristol University, GB

1986 - 1995 Junior Professor of Physical Chemistry and Surface Chemistry (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

1985 Diploma, Chemistry - Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Marina Shirokikh
Scientist Biofunctionalized Surfaces
Dr. Xin Xiong
Group Leader Biofunctionalized Surfaces

Research interests   

  • Biomaterials for medical and biotechnological approaches, in particular collagen-based biomaterials for regenerative medicine and enzyme immobilization
  • Functional characterization using physical-chemical and biological methods
  • Practical experience in molecular biology with cloning, expression in bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells, PCR, RT-PCR.
  • Physical methods: AFM, Raman spectroscopy, DSC, IR.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2017 group leader biofunctionalized surfaces

Since Oct. 2014 Deputy Group Leader, Group Biomaterials, NMI; Focus: Biotechnology and Surface Characterization:

Since Sept. 2012 Project leader Biomaterials Group

Since April 2011 Scientist Biomaterials Group at the NMI

2009 - 2011 Scientist at the Institute for Experimental Internal Medicine, University Hospital Magdeburg, focus NF-kB signaling

2008 - 2009 Scientist at the Institute of Technical Biochemistry (Group Biocatalysis), University of Stuttgart, focus on mutagenesis and enzyme expression.

2005 - 2008 PhD at the Fraunhofer IGB & Biological Institute of the University of Stuttgart: New insights into Structure and Function of Type I Collagen

2004 - 2004 Diploma thesis at Fraunhofer IGB: Functional characterization of Tsa1p in Candida albicans

2002 - 2004 Studied technical biology at the University of Stuttgart

1996 - 2000 Study of Bioprocess Engineering at Huaqiao University, China

Prices. 10.2005 First Hugo violinist Prize

10.2005 First Hugo Violinist Prize

01.2005-07.2008 Scholarship of Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation

10.2008 BP-Young Scientists & Students Award at the 13th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition


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