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Our collaborators from YONSEI UNIVERSITY visit IPF Dresden

04.07.18: Prof. Jong-Souk Yeo from the School of Integrated Technology at Yonsei University and two of his students have visited IPF Dresden. As part of this collaboration, Jihye Lee (PhD candidate, School of Integrated Technology) has started an 8-week internship in our group to work on neuromodulation and neurorecording in polymer hydrogels (in further collaboration with Dr. Ivan Minev, BIOTEC Dresden).



PhD position open (starting date: 1st September 2018) CLOSED

28.05.18: The ThieleLab aims at further broadening its research acitivties on 3D-printing by micro-stereolithography (µSL). Particularly, we are interested in the synthesis of multifunctional polymer materials, which will form the basis for formulations / resins in µSL. In close collaboration with other group members as well as external partners, these pre-polymers / macromers will be processed into defined materials with tailored optical properties, mechanics as well as sensitivity towards external triggers. For that, we currently invite candidates to submit their application to join our group as a PhD student with a strong background in polymer synthesis and macromolecular chemistry.

Please send your application to thiele“at“

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Professor-Franz-Brandstetter-Award for master thesis from ThieleLab

18.04.18: Lisa Schäfer, former group member and now pursuing her PhD thesis at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ (Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology) has been awarded the Prof.-Franz-Brandstetter-Award for her outstanding master thesis on polymer microgels als experimental platform for enzymatic conversion of Malonate to Malonyl-CoA, which is a key building block for polyketides (

Congratulations 🙂

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Publication preprint on biorxiv available

29.03.18: We have co-authored a joint manuscript from TU Dresden, BIOTEC, IPF Dresden and Zellmechanik Dresden on the first example of rationally designed microgel particles as standardized calibration samples for cell mechanics measurements. The pdf is available here:

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Lab technician position open (starting date: ASAP) CLOSED

Laboranten/in mit 40 Wochenstunden ab sofort (Deutsche Stellenbeschreibung: THIELELAB_Labororatory technician)

29.01.18: The ThieleLab is looking for a promising lab technician, who wants to work in a strongly interdisciplinary research team (biologists, chemists, biotechnicians), and is open for new tasks (e.g. Computer-aided design). As a key member of the group, the position focuses on the design of microflow cells by photo- and soft lithography for other group members as well as collaboration partners. Other daily tasks include the lab management (consumables, hazardous substances registry) and introduction of new lab members to safety installations.


PhD position open (starting date: 1st April 2018) CLOSED

29.01.18: The ThieleLab aims at broadening their research activities in the area of additive manufacturing by (micro-)stereolithography. Particularly, we look for candidates, who are already experienced in using 3D printers (e.g. Asiga Pico2, Envisiontec P4 Mini), and want to apply their knowledge in a holistic approach to design novel photopolymers for 3D-printing, modify existing printing techniques, and ultimately design polymer materials unifying structure and function in one step. Please send you applications to thiele“at“ More information: THIELELAB_PhD position_3D printing


ThieleLab part of the DFG Graduate School 1865

23.01.18: The ThieleLab is taking part in the second round of the Graduate School 1865 „Hydrogel-based microsystems“, funded by the DFG. The goal will be the design of microgels as voxel materials in additive manufacturing (particularly stereolithography). PhD position to be posted ASAP (start date: 01.04.18) ! More information on the graduate school an be found here:

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Logo of the GRK 1865. (C) TUD/IFE


Research group at Christmas Bowling

13.12.17: The Polymer micro(bio)reactors group improved their bowling skills 😉171213_Bowling


Leibniz Application Lab online!

28.11.17: We are happy to announce the launch of the Leibniz Application Laboratory „Additive manufacturing / 3D printing“:

Special thanks to Stefan Schwurack for organization and web design.


New 3D printer in the ThieleLab!

17.11.17: After installation of an ASIGA Pico2 and an ENVISIONTEC Mini P4 ERM in 2016, we are proud to announce, that a LITHOZ CeraFab 7500 Mod has been added to the portfolio of 3D printers in our group. The microstereolithography printer with 10.4 µm resolution will be employed in our research „From resins to functional components“. For more information: thiele“at“



Research project available for internship or master thesis!

04.10.17: „Synthesis and characterization of novel triblock compolymer surfactants based on poly(2-oxazoline)-block-poly(ethylene glycol)“. Please get in touch with us: heida“at“ or thiele“at“


Master theses defended!

29.09.17: Simon Baumgarte and Lisa Schäfer have obtained their master degree (BIOTEC, Molecular Bioengineering) after defending their thesis with great success. Congratulations to both of them  🙂


Research group on hiking trip 🙂

11.07.17: The Polymer micro(bio)reactors group explored the Dresdner Heide.


Julian Thiele announced as TU Dresden Young Investigator

10.05.17: Julian Thiele received his letter of appointment as Young Investigator at TU Dresden from Prof. Hans-Müller Steinhagen (rector of TUD). (Picture copyright Birgit Holthaus)

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