Johannes Ewald, M. Sc.

PhD student, Biomedical Chemistry, Johannes

Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

in our team: June-August 2019 

My fist contact with the exciting world of polymers for biomedical applications was during a research internship at the University Medical Centre Mainz, Department of Dermatology, where I investigated the cellular uptake of allergen loaded poly(ethelyne glycol) (PEG) based nanoparticles. Working on the border between synthetic polymer chemistry and immunology fascinated me to such an extent, that I joined the group of Prof. Frey at the Department of Organic Chemistry, JGU Mainz, to write my master thesis about this project. My PhD thesis deals with the synthesis of cleavable PEGs for biomedical applications. At this point, I would like to take the chance to thank Prof. Sajkiewicz for the opportunity to join his group and to expand my knowledge of the processing of polymeric materials by electrospinning.

 

Education

2012 – 2016 : Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Organic Chemistry

Master thesis: Allergen loaded nanoparticles with targeting functions

 

2016 – present: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Organic Chemistry

PhD thesis: Reactive and degradable poly(ethylene glycol)

Skills

Polymer chemistry, anionic ring-opening polymerization, size exclusion chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, immunology, cell biology