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Sensitive Fingerprint Detection Using Biocompatible Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Coating on Non-Porous Surfaces

Kajol Bhati, Divya Bajpai Tripathy, Vignesh Kumaravel, Hemanth P. K. Sudhani, Sajad Ali, Rita Choudhary, Shruti Shukla

Coatings 2023, 13(2), 268;



Valorization of brewer's spent grain for sustainable food packaging

Zeinab Qazanfarzadeh, Abirami Ramu Ganesan, Loredana Mariniello, Lorenza Conterno, Vignesh Kumaravel

Journal of cleaner production, 2023, 385, 135726.



Disulfide-containing monomers in chain-growth polymerization

Marlena Pięta, Vishal B. Purohit, Joanna Pietrasik and Christopher M. Plummer

Polymer Chemistry, 2023,14, 7-31



Sustainable curdlan biosynthesis by Rahnella variigena ICRI91 via alkaline hydrolysis of Musa sapientum peels and its edible, active and modified hydrogel for Quercetin controlled release.

Marian Rofeal, Fady Abdelmalek, Joanna Pietrasik, Alexander Steinbüchel

Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 225, 416-429 2023





Exhaustive Baeyer–Villiger oxidation: a tailor-made post-polymerization modification to access challenging poly(vinyl acetate) copolymers

P. Ma, C. M. Plummer, W. Luo, J. Pang, Y. Chen, and L. Li

Chem. Sci., 2022,13, 11746-11754


Environment-friendly transesterification to seawater-degradable polymers expanded: Computational construction guide to breaking points

Mateusz Pokora, Timo Rheinberger, Frederik R. Wurm, Agata Paneth, Piotr Paneth

Chemosphere 308, 136381 (2022)




Recent advances in the ring-opening polymerization of sulfur-containing monomers

Vishal B. Purohit, Marlena Pięta, Joanna Pietrasik, Christopher M. Plummer

Polymer Chemistry, 2022, 13, 4858-4878


Chitosan-based biomaterials for the treatment of bone disorders

Mahdi Rahimi, Seyed Mostafa Mir, Roghayyeh Baghban, Gholamreza Charmi, Christopher M. Plummer, Vahid Shafiei-Irannejad, Jafar Soleymani, Joanna Pietrasik

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 215, 346-367 (2022)



Protein aggregation rate depends on mechanical stability of fibrillar structure

Tran Thi Minh Thu and Mai Suan Li

J. Chem. Phys. 157, 055101 (2022)



Molecular Insight into the Self-Assembly Process of Cellulose Iβ Microfibril

Tran Thi Minh Thu, Rodrigo A. Moreira, Stefan A. L. Weber and Adolfo B. Poma

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(15), 8505




The Hyperproduction of Polyhydroxybutyrate Using Bacillus mycoides ICRI89 through Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Affordable Cardboard

Fady Abdelmalek , Alexander Steinbüchel, Marian Rofeal

Polymers 2022, 14, 2810



Influence of association on binding of disaccharides to YKL-39 and hHyal-1enzymes

Agnieszka Krzemińska, José-Emilio Sánchez-Aparicio, Jean-Didier Maréchal, Agata Paneth, Piotr Paneth

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23, 7705 (2022)


Cyanophycin – ein Biopolymer mit großem Potenzial.

Natalia Kwiatos, Alexander Steinbüchel

BIOspektrum, 04.2022, 28 Jahrgang.


Naturally-Sourced Antibacterial Polymeric Nanomaterials with Special Reference to Modified Polymer Variants

Marian Rofeal, Fady Abdelmalek and Alexander Steinbüchel

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(8), 4101



Natürliche und synthetische Kautschukabfälle: Problem oder Rohstoff

Franciela Arenhart Soares, Alexander Steinbüchel

BIOspektrum, 02.2022, 28 Jahrgang




Theoretical Studies of Cyanophycin Dipeptides as Inhibitors of Tyrosinases

Agnieszka Krzemińska, Natalia Kwiatos, Franciela Arenhart Soares, Alexander Steinbüchel

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2022, 23, 3335



Natural rubber degradation products: Fine chemicals and reuse of rubber waste

Franciela Arenhart Soares, Alexander Steinbüchel

European Polymer Journal,Volume 165, 2022,111001





Rational Design of Smart Nano-platforms Based on Antifouling-nanomaterials toward Multifunctional Bioanalysis

Mansour Mahmoudpour, Abolghasem Jouyban, Jafar Soleymani, Mahdi Rahimi

Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 302 (2022) 102637


Martini 3 Model of Cellulose Microfibrils: On the Route to Capture Large Conformational Changes of Polysaccharides

Rodrigo A. Moreira, Stefan A. Weber, Adolfo B. Poma

Molecules 2022, 27(3), 976;


Unprecedently large 37Cl/35Cl equilibrium isotopic fractionation on nano‑confinement of chloride anion

Wojciech Płonka, Agata Paneth and Piotr Paneth

Sci. Rep. (2022) 12:1768


Mapping Mechanostable Pulling Geometries of a Therapeutic Anticalin/CTLA‑4 Protein Complex

Zhaowei Liu, Rodrigo A. Moreira, Ana Dujmovic , ́ Haipei Liu, Byeongseon Yang, Adolfo B. Poma, and Michael A. Nash

Nano Lett. 2022, 22, 1, 179–187




Post-Synthetic Enzymatic and Chemical Modifications for Novel Sustainable Polyesters

Fady Abdelmalek, Alexander Steinbüchel

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Jan. 2022, Vol. 9, article no. 817023



Cyanophycin Modifications – Widening the Application Potential.

Natalia Kwiatos, Alexander Steinbüchel

Frontiers in Bioengineering &Biotechnology, October 19, 2021



RNA-inspired intramolecular transesterification accelerates the hydrolysis of polyethylene-like polyphosphoesters

Tobias P. Haider, Oksana Suraeva, Ingo Lieberwirth, Piotr Paneth and Frederik R. Wurm

Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 16054–16064



Molecular insights into receptor binding energetics and neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Melanie Koehler, Ankita Ray, Rodrigo A. Moreira, Blinera Juniku, Adolfo B. Poma and David Alsteens

Nature Communications 2021, 12, 6977


RNA-Inspired and Accelerated Degradation of Polylactide in Seawater.

Timo Rheinberger, Jonas Wolfs, Agata Paneth, Hubert Gojzewski, Piotr Paneth, and Frederik R. Wurm

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 16673-16681


An Overview of Several Inhibitors for Alzheimer’s Disease: Characterization and Failure.

Subramanian Boopathi, Adolfo B. Poma and Ramón Garduño-Juárez

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 221, 798


Enzymatic and Chemical Approaches for Post-Polymerization Modifications of Diene Rubbers: Current state and Perspectives.

Franciela Arenhart Soares, Alexander Steinbüchel

Macromolecular Bioscience, Sept. 2021;



Machine Learning augmented docking studies of aminothioureas at the SARS-CoV-2—ACE2 interface.

Monika Rola, Jakub Krassowski, Julita Górska, Anna Grobelna, Wojciech Płonka, Agata Paneth,  Piotr Paneth

PLoS ONE, Sept. 9, 2021;

Polycistronic Expression System for Pichia pastoris Composed of Chitino- and Chitosanolytic Enzymes

Michal B. Kaczmarek, Katarzyna Struszczyk-Swita, Meng Xiao, Mirosława Szczęsna-Antczak, Tadeusz Antczak, Magdalena Gierszewska, Alexander Steinbüchel, Maurycy Daroch

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 18 August 2021



Nanomechanical Stability of Aβ Tetramers and Fibril-like Structures:Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

Adolfo B. Poma, Tran Thi Minh Thu, Lam Tang Minh Tri, Hoang Linh Nguyen, and Mai Suan Li

The Journal of Physical Chemistry 2021, 125, 7628−7637;

4-Arylthiosemicarbazide derivatives as a new class of tyrosinase inhibitors and anti-Toxoplasma gondii agents

Adrian Bekier, Lidia Węglińska, Agata Paneth, Piotr Paneth & Katarzyna Dzitko

Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry Vol. 36, 2021 – Is. 1

1,3,4-Thiadiazoles effectively block invasion and inhibit proliferation of Toxoplasma gondii.

Lidia Węglińska, Adrian Bekier, Katarzyna Dzitko, Barbara Pacholczyk-Sienicka, Łukasz Albrecht, Tomasz Plech, Piotr Paneth, Agata Paneth

Cells 2021, 10, 2053;



Thiosemicarbazide Derivatives Decrease the ATPase Activity of Staphylococcus aureus Topoisomerase IV, Inhibit Mycobacterial Growth, and Affect Replication in Mycobacterium smegmatis.

Aleksandra Kowalczyk, Agata Paneth, Damian Trojanowski, Piotr Paneth, Jolanta Zakrzewska-Czerwińska and Paweł Stączek

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2021, 22(8), 3881

Water structure and hydration of polymer network in PMEO2MA hydrogels.

Krzysztof Piechocki, Marcin Kozanecki, Jakub Saramak

Polymer 2020, 210, 122974

Docking and QSAR of Aminothioureas at the SARS-CoV-2 S-Protein–Human ACE2 Receptor Interface.

Wojciech Płonka, Agata Paneth and Piotr Paneth

Molecules 2020, 25, 4645


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