Biomaterials are materials that are designed to function when in contact with biological systems. In our research we combine different de novo designed peptides with both synthetic polymers and biopolymers, including bacterial cellulose, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and polyethylene glycol, for fabrication of innovative soft biomaterials.

By exploiting biorthogonal covalent crosslinking reactions and self-assembling peptides we are currently developing novel peptide-hybrid materials for applications in 3D cell culture, biomineralization, drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Furthermore, we also combine different fibrous polymer meshes with other functional components (e.g. electrically conducting- and antimicrobial polymers) to realise biomaterials for cardiac regeneration and advanced wound care applications.