Welcome to the Polymer Separation, an international research group spanning across Europe and Africa. The group was established in 2007 and joins together researchers from Stellenbosch University and Leibniz-Intitut für Polymerforschung.
We are a joint research group across Stellenbosch University and Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden with more than 15 years’ experience. Our main focus areas are interaction and size exclusion chromatography, field flow fractionation and multiple detection techniques. Through a collaborative effort that includes postgraduates, scientists and technicians alike, we study the structure-property relation of advanced macromolecular systems.
Palinske, M., Muza, U.L., Moreno, S., Appelhans, D., Boye, S., Schweins, R. and Lederer, A., 2023. Potential of Small‐Angle Neutron Scattering for Evaluating Protein Locus within a Polymersome. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 224(1), p.2200300.
Wang, D., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Voit, B. and Appelhans, D., 2023. Crosslinked and Multi‐Responsive Polymeric Vesicles as a Platform to Study Enzyme‐Mediated Undocking Behavior: Toward Future Artificial Organelle Communication. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, p.2200885.
Xu, X., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Wang, P., Voit, B. and Appelhans, D., 2023. Artificial Organelles with Digesting Characteristics: Imitating Simplified Lysosome‐and Macrophage‐Like Functions by Trypsin‐Loaded Polymersomes. Advanced Science, p.2207214.
Stanvliet, Z., Deng, Y., Appelhans, D., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Gaitzsch, J. and Lederer, A., 2023. Responsive tertiary amine methacrylate block copolymers: uncovering temperature-induced shape-shifting behaviour. Polymer Chemistry, 14(17), pp.2022-2026.
Dr Muza visits Stellenbosch again, this time to introduce to the Thermal Field-Flow fractionation technique, Andy, a new MSc student in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam.
In case that you missed the last one, join us for a webinar on Tuesday, August 29 at 17:00 CEST. Dr. Susanne Boye will again present on applications of AF4 in the elucidation of complex nanostructures.