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Invited Speakers

Martina Stenzel

Martina Stenzel

School of Chemistry

University of New South Wales

Sydney 2052 


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Martina Stenzel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, before completing her PhD in 1999 at the Institute of Applied Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She started as a postdoctoral fellow at UNSW in 1999 and is now a Scientia Professor in the school of chemistry as well as an ARC Laureate Fellow. She is the editor in chief of Materials Horizons and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Her research interest is focused on the synthesis of functional nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. She is interested in how nanoparticles design affects the interface of these drug carriers with the biological environment.


Representative Publications

1.   Tian, L., Cao, C., Ho, J., Stenzel, M. H, Maximizing Aqueous Drug Encapsulation: Small Nanoparticles Formation Enabled by Glycopolymers Combining Glucose and Tyrosine J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 8120-8130.

2.    Wong, C.K., Lai, R.Y.; Stenzel, M.H. Dynamic metastable polymersomes enable continuous flow manufacturing. Nat Commun 2023, 14, 6237

3.    Nothling, MD, Bailey, CG, Fillbrook, LL, Wang, G, Gao, Y, McCamey, DR, Monfared, M, Wong, S, Beves, JE, Stenzel, MH. Polymer Grafting to Polydopamine Free Radicals for Universal Surface Functionalization. J Am Chem Soc. 2022, 144, 6992-7000.

4.    Stenzel, M. H., The Trojan Horse Goes Wild: The Effect of Drug Loading on the Behavior of Nanoparticles. Angew. Chem.- Int. Ed. 2021, 60 (5), 2202-2206.

5.    Cao, C., Zhang, L., Kent, B., Wong, S., Garvey, CJ., Stenzel, MH. The Protein Corona Leads to Deformation of Spherical Micelles. Angew Chem-Inter Ed. 2021;60(18):10342-9.


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