iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3

Polyelectrolyte Solutions: The least understood form of condensed matter

by Ralph H. Colby, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Polyelectrolytes are polymer chains with covalently bonded ions and oppositely charge counterions. The combination of electrostatic interactions and conformational entropy of polymer chains led Nobel Laureate de Gennes to term this class of materials as the least understood form of condensed matter. Yet polyelectrolytes are essential for life, as DNA and RNA are both polyelectrolytes. Continue reading “iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3”

Recruit an intern from North America, Great Britain or Ireland | RISE 2020

Would you like to recruit an intern from North America, Great Britain or Ireland as support for your experimental work? Offer an internship as part of your doctoral thesis.

RISE Germany recruits Bachelor students from North American, British and Irish universities for a research stay. The DAAD supports the research internships taking place in the summer months with scholarships, financed by funds from the Federal Foreign Office and through institutional cooperation. 300 internships are arranged annually.

Offer an internship in your project. Please submit your proposal from September 1 – October 15, 2019.

More information (in German).


iRTG Program WiSe 2019/20 – Overview

Doctoral students seminars

October 22, 2019 at MLU

Anton Mordvinkin on “Mechanistic investigations of dynamics in supramolecular polymer networks” (abstract)

November 5, 2019 at 10am, MLU

Anna Naumova on “NMR studies of polymer networks under deformation” (abstract)

November 26, 2019 at MLU

Martin Kordts on “Triangulating protein-liposome interactions with EPR spectroscopy” (abstract)

December 17, 2019 at MLU

End of the year seminar (abstract)

January 14, 2020 at UL

Torsten John on “Interaction and aggregation mechanisms of peptides at biologically relevant interfaces” (abstract)

February 25, 2020 at MLU

Matthias Fischer and Maria Camilles

April 2020

Sergei Wittchen and Bruno Voigt

May 2020

Nazmul Hasan and Sayed Mohammad Fahimi

Advanced Training Modules


iRTG lecture series


Complementary skills seminars by iRTG

Complementary skills seminars by partners

Supplementary Study

Doctoral students seminar (September 10, 2019)

Lucas Löser on “Squid-based protein films: native material vs. molecular-engineered material”
and Robert Kahl on “Oriented Crystallization of Semiconducting Polymers in thin Films”

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