Cell-based materials

In order to promote the synthesis of new materials directly in a biological environment, reactions need to be carried out under physiological conditions, i.e. at 37 °C, in the presence of oxygen, and in buffer. Our research focusses on developing new materials using polymerisation techniques that can be carried on in aqueous media, such as Photoinduced Electron/energy Transfer-Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain-Transfer (PET-RAFT), Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerisation (ROMP), and Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerisation (ATRP).