Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2001
    Studied chemistry toward the Diplom degree at the University of Cologne, Germany. Top marks in the intermediate examination in chemistry.

  • 2001 – 2003
    Studied chemistry toward the Diplom degree at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Top marks in the finally examinations for the Diplom degree in chemistry

  • 2003 – 2004
    University of Freiburg. Diplom thesis "Modification of enzymes by covalent attachment of poly(oxazolines)" researched and written in the research group headed by Prof. J. Tiller, Prof. R. Müllhaupt at the Freiburg Materials Research Centre (FMF)

  • 2004 – 2007
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany. Dissertation "Synthesis of multifunctional polymers" researched and written in the research group headed by Prof. H. Börner, Prof. M. Antonietti

  • 2007
    Doctoral examination, University of Potsdam, Germany: "Summa cum laude". Thesis title: "Synthesis of monodisperse, multifunctional poly(amidoamines) and their application as non-viral vectors for gene therapy"

  • 2007
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm. Postdoc in the research group of Prof. M. Antonietti, working on the project "CO2 sensitive capsules for biomedical applications"

  • 2007 – 2009
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA Postdoc in the research group of Prof. C. Frank (Chemical Engineering) and Prof. C. Ta (School of Medicine), working on the project "Novel interpenetrating polymer networks with enhanced mechanical and biomedical properties and their use for artificial cornea implants"

  • Since 2009
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin/Potsdam, Biomolecular Systems department (Director Prof. P.H. Seeberger). Head of an independent Emmy Noether junior research group; Project: "Synthesis of monodisperse, multifunctional neoglycopolymers and neoglycopolymer hybrids and their application in medicine"

  • 2011 – 2012
    Parental leave (Paul Hartmann was born on 30.12.2011), together with my partner, Dr Stephan Schmidt

Selected publications

  • Behra, M.; Azzouz, N.; Mosca, S.; Chanana, M.; Seeberger, P.H.; Hartmann, L. Magnetic Porous Sugar-Functionalized PEG Microgels for Efficient Isolation and Removal of Bacteria from Solution, accepted by Biomacromolecules, 2013

  • Pussak, D.; Ponader, D.; Mosca, S.; Vargas Ruiz, S.; Hartmann, L. and Schmidt, S. Mechanical Carbohydrate Sensors based on Soft Hydrogel Particles, accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013.

  • Wojcik, F.; O´Brien, A.; Goetze, S.; Seeberger, P.H. and Hartmann, L. Synthesis of carbohydrate-functionalized sequence-defined oligo(amidoamines) by photochemical thiol?ene coupling in a continuous flow reactor, Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 3090-3098.

  • Ponader, D.; Wojcik, F.; Beceren, F.; Dernedde, J.; Hartmann L. Sequence-Defined Glycopolymer Segments Presenting Mannose: Synthesis and Lectin Binding Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 1845-1852.

  • Hartmann, L. Polymers for Control Freaks: Sequence-Defined Poly(amidoamine)s and Their Biomedical Applications. Macromol. Chem. Physic. 2010, 212 (1), 8-13.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Co-founder of the WiBB (Female scientists in Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany), since 2009

  • Member of WISE Stanford (Women in Science and Engineering), 2007 – 2009

  • Graduate student representative at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI KGF, Golm, Germany), 2004 – 2006


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