Alexander Kros studies supramolecular systems in a biological environment. The unifying theme between the projects in my lab is specific molecular recognition, i.e. the intermolecular interaction between complementary molecules with high affinity and selectivity. Studying, imitating and dissecting processes from Nature and applying the underlying principles in model systems to mimic these processes or to design new functionalities is what drives our research. Examples are our efficient model system for membrane fusion, new drug delivery tools as well as designer biomaterials to obtain blood vessel networks for tissue engineering. Furthermore a novel allergy vaccine platform is currently being developed based on peptide amphiphile assembly.
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