The application of polymers in medicine requires tailored properties and functions. To develop and understand structure-function and structure-property relationships of (multi)functional polymers, the understanding of fundamental physical and physicochemical principles is of paramount importance. This requires the interdisciplinary cooperation of chemists, physicists, biologists, and physicians.
Since 1975, the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus foundation has supported scientific seminars on research topics of current interest. These seminars are characterized by a relaxed atmosphere with a lot of room for discussion and personal contacts between renowned and younger scientists.
The output of the 533th WE-Heraeus seminar is a special issue in Macromolecular Bioscience consisting of carefully selected articles from the invited speakers.
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- Tomas Etrych and Karel Ulbrich (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) publish their latest results on in vitro and in vivo anti-tumor activity of copolymer conjugates containing two anti-cancer drugs.
- Avi Domb (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel) presents his results on biodegradable polyesters derived from amino acids.
- Christine Jérôme (University of Liege, Belgium) discusses her results on redox-sensitive micelles for drug delivery systems.
Other great contributions to the conference can be found in the current issue of Macromolecular Symposia.