Separation and Characterization of Complex (Bio)macromolecular Architectures

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Separation and Characterization of Complex (Bio)macromolecular Architectures



  April 24, 2018

  USA 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 16:00 BST




Soft materials such as highly-branched, responsive or dynamic polymers have great potential for advanced applications. The basis for this potential is the versatility, tunability and high functionality of the polymer systems and of their well-defined nanoscale structures. Understanding these materials and how to adjust their scaling parameters on a molecular level is crucial for controlled design to meet application requirements.

In this webinar, I compare techniques for characterizing the properties and interactions of highly-functionalized polymers, highly-branched polymers, biohybrids and similar complex systems. These techniques include field-flow fractionation coupled to multiple types of detectors, and complementary methods such as AFM, cryo-TEM and MD simulations. I also discuss the relation between conformation and interactions, which is highly relevant for biological applications.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • How to interpret and evaluate distributions of size and conformation in complex (bio)macromolecular systems

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers who need to characterize and understand complex polymers and nanostructures


Albena Lederer Ph.D.,
Head of the Polymer Separation Group,
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden


Linda Wang,
Senior Editor,