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Name:
Dr. Dennis Lowik 


Function:
Assistant Professor


Theme:
Nanomedicine



Profile

My research revolves around peptide-based materials, operating at the interface of chemistry, biology and physics, in order to develop smart materials and drug delivery systems. Peptides display many different characteristics, both structural and functional, based on their amino acid sequence and secondary conformation. By introducing specific modifications we investigate whether we can manipulate both structure and biological function. One main theme has always been the preparation of (complex) architectures through controlled self-assembly of peptides. The resulting materials are used as extracellular matrix (ECM) mimics for bone or neuronal tissue. Another line of research involves cell penetrating peptides that are made cell type specific via a number of approaches.

Dennis Löwik is assistant professor of Bio-organic chemistry at the Faculty of Science.


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