Researcher/PhD student, University of Duisburg-Essen
Carmen Streich studied Water Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. For her Master thesis she joined the Technical Chemistry group of Professor Stephan Barcikowski in Essen, where she employed laser ablation in liquid to generate ultra-pure, colloidal gold and platinum nanoparticles. With these particles, she studied charge-driven deposition processes on different substrates relevant for medical and catalysis application. Continuing her work in the Technical Chemistry for her PhD, she now focusses on the conjugation of laser-generated gold colloids with different functional molecules and their physico-chemical characterization. These multifunctional bioconjugates are intended to interfere with protein aggregation processes relevant for the onset and progression of various neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.