overview of chemistry groups at ISTA
Chemistry & Materials

Chemistry & Materials at ISTA comprises theoretical and experimental approaches. Groups in chemistry take advantage of the NMR facilities available at ISTA.

Experimental chemistry groups conduct research at the interface of organic chemistry and materials science with a focus on nanoscience and supramolecular chemistry (Klajn), and are working in synthetic organic chemistry at the interfaces to materials sciences with a focus on heterogeneous photocatalysis using organic and inorganic semiconductors (Pieber).

Groups on the interfaces to biochemistry are interested in the physico-chemical aspects of protein dynamics and interactions (Schanda), self-organization of protein systems (Loose), how the interplay between transcription factors and the histone code influences genome regulation (Michael), or structural DNA nanotechnology (Praetorius). 

Experimental research is carried out in the area of physical chemistry such as functional nanomaterials (Ibáñez), materials electrochemistry (Freunberger), or explores how one can change the behavior of microparticles by powering them (Palacci).

On the theory side, research areas include work on the intersection of soft matter physics, biology and physical chemistry, to study physical mechanisms underlying biological processes at the nanoscale (Saric), or work on computational protein design (Praetorius). 


You can also find more information on upcoming Talks, Events and Courses on the dedicated Physics, Chemistry and Maths site physicsandbeyond.

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