FunBioMed - "Novel functionalised biopolymers for medical applications"


Maciej Guzik, PhD

Project Leader


Karolina Stepien, MSc



Daria Solarz, MSc



Szymon Skibinski, MSc, Eng.



Mariusz Sołtysik, PhD

Scientist with PhD

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Tomasz Witko, PhD



Martyna Seta, MSc



Katarzyna Harazna, MSc, Eng



Ewelina Cichon, MSc, Eng.


Production of novel functionalised polymers and characterization of their material properties

First part of the FunBioMed project employs production of bacterial polymers in a controlled manner. PHA polymers will be functionalised using a variety of enzymes with different drugs (such as antibiotics, steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Next we will formulate materials for specific applications and describe their physical properties on micro and macro scales.

Testing materials for their applications in medicine

The final stage of the project envisages testing of the chosen functionalised PHAs in vivo. We will proceed with an animal model in order to assess the effectiveness of novel biomaterials in wound healing.

Biological properties characterization of novel materials

Once we will establish the production process and describe phiscal properties of the novel materials, we will start biological tests. The novel functionalised materials will be characterized in vitro for their biocompatibility with chosen cell lines appropriate for their future applications. In parallel we will conduct test in order to descibe antibacterial properties of the novel functionalised PHAs.


PROJECT LIDER "Novel functionalised biopolymers for medical applications" is sponsored by the Polish National Centre for Research and Developement 

What do we do

Our aim is to combine the research potentials of Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry and Institute of Plant Physiology in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology

Our Projects

Laboratory members aplly for new domestic and international projects in order to carry out increasingly advanced research

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We are open to scientists willing to cooperate on ongoing projects as well as those coming with their own scientific ideas

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