Research overview

Research in the Velonia Group lies in the interface of chemistry, biomaterials and bionanotechnology. Our research involves synthesis and applications of biopolymers or sustainable polymers aimed to serve as biomaterials and address the needs of diverse applications. Special focus is given to protein-polymer conjugates, i.e. hybrid block copolymers synthesized to mimic natural superstructures. We study the molecular properties and assembling architectures observed in a variety of synthetic biopolymers together with their applications in diverse areas.

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Protein-Polymer Conjugates

Modifying biomolecules with polymers provides us the means to integrate protein functionality with polymer material properties and block copolymer self-assembly.

Sustainable/Functional Polymers

Polymer and biopolymer syntesis aimed to provide sustainable solutions and/or assemblies with biotechnological applications.


We always seek the opportunity to develop or improve biopolymer applications, we focus on catalysis (our true love) and delivery.

Selected Publications

Polym. Chem. 2021, xx, xxx

Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 1486

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1586


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