A03 | Thermo-gelling poly(2-oxazolin) based hydrogels with temporal mechanical control

This project aims at developing a synthetic, cell-compatible and modular bioink-platform. Diblock copolymers based on poly(2-oxazoline)s will be deployed exhibiting suitable thermo- and shearresponsive behavior. This novel bioink platform will be modified by a dual-crosslinking mechanism to (i) guarantee mechanical stability after printing and (ii) to modulate the stiffness of the ink during cell-culture experiments.

PD Dr. Tessa Lühmann
Prof. Dr. Robert Luxenhofer


Gutmann M, Braun A, Seibel J, Lühmann T. (2018) Bioorthogonal Modification of Cell Derived Matrices by Metabolic Glycoengineering. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2018 Mar 13, doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00264.


Lorson T, Jaksch S, Jüngst T, Groll J, Lühmann T, Luxenhofer R. (2018)  Nanostructured, thermoresponsive and biocompatible hydrogels based on Poly(2-oxazoline)s for 3D bioprinting and biofabrication, Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018: Functional Polymers, 19 – 21 March 2018, San Sebastian, Spain


Lorson T, Jüngst T, Jaksch S, Lühmann S, Luxenhofer R. (2018)  Biocompatible,Thermoresponsive, and Printable Poly(2-Oxazoline) Gels. Polymers: Design, Function and Application, Barcelona, 22–23 Mar 2018

Matthias Beudert

Previous academic education: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology at the Technical University Munich
Academic Advisor within SFB TRR225: PD Dr. Tessa Lühmann
Location: University of Wuerzburg, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy
Topic of thesis: Development of cell compatible bioinks
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Peptide Synthesis, Polymer Functionalization,  HPLC, Rheology, Cell Culture, Bioprinting, Cytotoxic Assays, FACS, Enzymatic Functionalization

Contact: matthias.beudert@uni-wuerzburg.de

Lukas Hahn

Previous academic education: Biochemistry (BSc, Würzburg), Natural products and drug chemistry (MSc, Bayreuth)
Academic Advisor within SFB TRR225: Prof. Dr. Robert Luxenhofer
Location: University of Würzburg, Lehrstuhl Chemische Technologie der Materialsynthese, Functional Polymer Materials
Topic of thesis: Structure-property relationships in dual-crosslinking poly(2-oxazoline)/poly(2-oxazine) bioinks
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Monomer synthesis; polymer synthesis, acidic hydrolysis, post-polymerization modification, NMR spectroscopy; GPC, rheological profiling

Contact: lukas.hahn@uni-wuerzburg.de

Thomas Lorson

Previous academic education: Master Thesis
Academic Advisor within SFB TRR225:  PD Dr. Tessa Lühmann
Location: University of Würzburg, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy
Topic of thesis: Novel polymeric biomaterials and scaffold designs for tissue engineering applications
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Polymer Synthesis, Modification & Characterization, Rheology, Bioprinting

Contact: thomas.lorson@uni-wuerzburg.de