Nano Building Blocks for Medicine

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship

Nano Building Blocks for Medicine


Dr. Chin Ken Wong is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). Since October, he has been supported by the Foundation's Postdoctoral Fellowship. The chemist has been a research assistant at the Gröschel Working Group since October. He is researching the development of artificial building blocks for the transport of substances in the body.

His current research project, which deals with "Preparation of biodegradable block copolymer hexosomes for controlled release applications", will be supported by the AvH Foundation for the next two years.

Block polymers are tiny artificial building blocks that arrange themselves independently into certain structures. Wong's research focuses on a special form of these polymers called hexosomes. His goal is to develop biodegradable variants that could, for example, distribute drugs in the body.

Wong received his doctorate in chemistry in Sydney in 2018. He then spent a year at the School of Chemistry and the ARC Training Centre for Chemical Industries, both part of the University of New South Wales. Since June 2019 he has been working at the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The AvH Research Fellowship is awarded to above-average qualified scientists from abroad and enables long-term research projects in cooperation with a scientific host. The focus is on supporting postdoctoral students whose doctorates were obtained no more than four years ago. The funding can last between six and 24 months.


Further information:
Jun-Prof. André H. Gröschel, Tel. 0203 / 37 9-8212, andre.groeschel@uni-due.de

Editor: Jan Jerig