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Invited Speakers

Rainer Haag

Rainer Haag

Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Freie Universität Berlin

14195 Berlin, Germany


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Rainer Haag, is Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2021, he is spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center 1449 "Dynamic Hydrogels at Biological Interfaces" and the research facility “SupraFAB”. His research focuses on biodegradable and multivalent macromolecules, supramolecular architectures, nanotransporters for drug delivery, and sustainable polymer syntheses. In start-up-oriented teaching, he won the 2014 teaching award at Freie Universität Berlin with his project "Translation of Project Ideas." Together with the company Dendropharm, he received the Innovation Award Berlin-Brandenburg in 2016. In 2019, he became an elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and since 2023 of the European Academy of Sciences. In 2022, he was awarded the ERC Advanced Grant. His scientific achievements are documented by >630 peer-reviewed publications and 45 patent applications. For more information see the group homepage:


Representative Publications

[1] S. Chandna, C. A. Olivares. M., E. Baranovskii, G. Engelmann, A. Böker, C. C.Tzschucke, R. Haag. Lignin Upconversion by Functionalization and Network Formation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. e202313945 (2023).

[2] R. Bej, C. Nie, K. Ludwig, V. Ahmadi, J. Trimpert, J. M. Adler, T. L. Povolotsky, K. Achazi, M. Kagelmacher, R. M. Vidal, J. Dernedde, B. B. Kaufer, R. Haag. Mucin-Inspired Single-Chain Polymer (MIP) Fibers as Potent SARS-CoV-2 Inhibitors, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., e202304010 (2023).

[3] X. Fan, Y. Gao, F. Yang, J. Liang Low, L. Wang, B. Paulus, Y. Wang, A. Trampuz, Chong Cheng, R. Haag. A Copper Single-Atom Cascade Bionanocatalyst for Treating Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Diabetic Ulcer, Adv. Funct. Mater., 33, 2301986 (2023).

[4] F. Junge, P.-W. Lee, A. K. Singh, J. Wasternack, M. P. Pachnicz, R. Haag, C. A. Schalley. Interfaces with Fluorinated Amphiphiles: Superstructures and Microfluidics, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62, e202213866 (2023).

[5] D. Braatz, M. Cherri, M. Tully, M. Dimde, G. Ma, E. Mohammadifar, F. Reisbeck, V. Ahmadi, M. Schirner, R. Haag. Chemical Approaches to Synthetic Drug Delivery Systems for Systemic Applications, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., e202203942 (2022).


Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International College of Pharmaceutical Innovation

Soochow University, 199 Ren-Ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China