The goal of the unit is the implementation of natural biological processes and systems into artificial architectures and strategies. This is achieved through the insulation of cell structures and mechanisms as well as the recombination and new orientation outside their natural environment. Transmembrane proteins could be synthesized as anchorage for extracellular functionalities and functionally expressed in cells.
An additional main focus is the generation of new immune-dominant antigens from procaryontic cDNA banks as well as work with anti-microbial peptides (AMPs). The latter offer great potential with respect to a microbial load reduction of surfaces as well as an alternative to the application of antibiotics.