Prof. Wolfgang Meier

University Basel, Switzerland


2008 Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel

2003  Full Professor, University of Basel, Chemistry Switzerland

2001  Professor, International University of Bremen

1998 University of Basel, Habilitation (Chemistry)

1996 Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Physical Chemistry

1992 Ph.D., University of Freiburg, Chemistry

Publications (Selected)
  1. Biomimetic supported membranes from amphiphilic block copolymers
S. Belegrinou, J. Dorn, M. Kreiter, K. Kita-Tokarczyk, E.-K. Sinner, W. Meier, Soft Matter 6, 179 (2010)
  2. Amphiphilic copolymer membranes promote NADH: Ubiquinone oxidoreductase activity: Towards an electron-transfer nanodevice 
A. Graff, C. Fraysse-Ailhas, C.G. Palivan, M. Grzelakowski, Th. Friedrich, C. Vebert, G. Gscheidt, W. Meier, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 211, 229 (2010)
  3. Biomimetic block copolymer membranes 
V. Malinova, S. Belegrinou, D. de Bruyn Ouboter, W. Meier, Advances in Polymer Science 224 (Polymer Membranes/Biomembranes), 113-165 (2010)
  4. Stabilized amphiphilic poly(styrene-co-diene)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) aggregates 
C.P. Novakov, E. Haladjova, N. Dishovsky, A. Hirao, W. Meier, C.B. Tsvetanov, Colloid and Polymer Science 288, 795 (2010)
  5. Investigating gas transport in membrane proteins using block co-polymer membrane vesicles 
M. Kumar, F. Itel, W.P. Meier, J.L. Zilles, Abstracts of Papers, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, March 21-25, 2010 (2010), ENVR-108
  6. Polymer materials for biomedical applications 
V. Malinova, W. Meier, RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (9, Polymer -Based Nanostructures), 3-15 (2010)
  7. Polymer Membranes/Biomembranes
W.P. Meier, W. Knoll, Editors [In: Adv. Polym. Sci., 2010; 224]. (2010)
  8. Strategies for triggered release from polymer-based nanostructures 
V. Malinova, L. Kind, M. Grzelakowski, W. Meier, RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (9, Polymer -Based Nanostructures), 114-169 (2010)
  9. SOD antioxidant nanoreactors: Influence of block copolymer composition on the nanoreactor efficiency 
O. Onaca, D.W. Hughes, V. Balasubramanian, M. Grzelakowski, W. Meier, C.G. Palivan, Macromolecular Bioscience 10(5), 531 (2010)
  10. Protein decorated membranes by specific molecular interactions
R. Nehring, C. G. Palivan, S. Moreno-Flores, A. Mantion, P. Tanner, J. L. Toca-Herrera, A. Thünemann, W. Meier, Soft Matter 6, 2815 (2010)
  11. Efficient two-step synthesis of 11,11'-dithiobis[1-(2-bromo-2-
methylpropionyloxy)undecane], a conventional initiator for grafting
polymer brushes from gold surfaces via ATRP
S. Belegrinou, V. Malinova, R. Masciadri, W. Meier, Synthetic Communications 40, 3000 (2010)
  12. Synthesis of photocleavable amphiphilic block copolymers: toward the design of photosensitive nanocarriers
E. Cabane, V. Malinova, W. Meier, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 211(17), 1847 (2010)
  13. Reversible peptide particle formation using a mini amino acid sequence
Th. B. Schuster, D. de Bruyn Ouboter, E. Bordignon, G. Jeschke, W. Meier, Soft Matter 6(21), 5596 (2010)
  14. Solid Peptide Nanoparticles: Structural Characterization and Quantification of Cargo Encapsulation
Ch. Dittrich, W. Meier, Macromolecular Bioscience 10(12), 1406 (2010)
  15. Benzodifuran-Based π-Conjugated Copolymers for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
H. Li, P. Jiang, C. Yi, C. Li, S.-X. Liu, S. Tan, B. Zhao, J. Braun, W. Meier, T. Wandlowski, S. Decurtins, Macromolecules 43(19), 8058 (2010)
  16. Poly(ethylene oxide)–poly(ethylene imine) block copolymers as templates and catalysts for the in situ formation of monodisperse silica nanospheres
L. Kind, A. Shkilnyy, H. Schlaad, W. Meier, A. Taubert, Colloid and polymer science 22(16-17), 1645 (2010)
  17. Towards Targeted Drug Delivery by Covalent Ligand-Modified Polymeric Nanocontainers
S. Egli, B. Fischer, S. Hartmann, P. Hunziker, W. Meier, P. Rigler, Macromolecular symposia 296(1), 278 (2010)
  18. Synthetic Biomembranes
W. Meier, N. Bruns, Chimia 64(9), 660 (2010)
  19. Polymer Membranes
W. Meier, C. Palivan, Chimia 64(12), 880 (2010)
  20. Solid-supported polymeric membranes
S. Belegrinou, S. Menon, D. Dobrunz, W. Meier, Soft Matter 7(6), 2202 (2011)
  21. Functionalization of Block Copolymer Vesicle Surfaces
S. Egli, H. Schlaad, N. Bruns, W. Meier, Polymers 3(1), 252 (2011)
  22. Planar Block Copolymer Membranes by Vesicle Spreading
J. Dorn, S. Belegrinou, M. Kreiter, E.-K. Sinner, W. Meier, Macromolecular Bioscience 11(4), 514 (2011)
  23. Biocompatible Functionalization of Polymersome Surfaces: A new Approach to Surface Immobilization and Cell Targeting using Polymersomes 
S. Egli, M.G. Nussbaumer, V. Balasubramanian, M. Chami, N. Bruns, C. 
Palivan, W. Meier, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(12), 4476 (2011)
  24. Silicification of Peptide-Coated Silver Nanoparticles-A Biomimetic Soft Chemistry Approach toward Chiral Hybrid Core-Shell Materials
P. Graf, A. Mantion, A. Haase, A.F. Thunemann, A. Masic, W. Meier, A. Luch, A. Taubert, ACS Nano 5(2), 820 (2011)
  25. Enzymatic Cascade Reactions inside Polymeric Nanocontainers: A Means to Combat Oxidative Stress
P. Tanner, O. Onaca, V. Balasubramanian, W. Meier, C.G. Palivan, Chemistry 17(16), 4552 (2011)
  26. From fibers to micelles using point-mutated amphiphilic peptides,
Th. B. Schuster, D. de Bruyn Ouboter, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier, Langmuir 27(8), 4578 (2011)
  27. Application of laser postionization secondary neutral mass spectrometry/time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry in nanotoxicology: visualization of nanosilver in human macrophages and cellular responses,
A. Haase, H. F. Arlinghaus, J. Tentschert, H. Jungnickel, P. Graf, A. Mantion, F. Draude, S. Galla, J. Plendl, M. E. Goetz, A. Masic, W. Meier, A. F. Thuenemann, A. Taubert, A. Luch, ACS Nano 5(4), 3059 (2011)
  28. Selective and Responsive Nanoreactors,
K. Renggli, P. Baumann, K. Langowska, O. Onaca, N. Bruns, W. Meier, Advanced Functional Materials 21(7), 1241 (2011)
  29. Amphiphilic PEG-b-PMCL-b-PDMAEMA Triblock Copolymers: From Synthesis to Physico-Chemistry of Self-Assembled Structures,
Y. Matter, R. Enea, O. Casse, C. C. Lee, J. Baryza, W. Meier, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 212(9), 937 (2011)
  30. Can polymeric vesicles that confine enzymatic reactions act as simplified organelles?,
P. Tanner, S. Egli, V. Balasubramanian, O. Onaca, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier, FEBS Letters 585(11), 1699 (2011)
  31. Phase Behavior of Vesicle-Forming Block Copolymers in Aqueous Solutions,
J. Braun, N. Bruns, T. Pfohl, W. Meier, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 212(12), 1245 (2011)
  32. Interactions of biodegradable poly([R]-3-hydroxy-10-undecenoate) with DOPC lipid: a monolayer study 
A. Jagoda, P. Ketikidis, M. Zinn, W. Meier, K. Kita-Tokarczyk, Langmuir, 2011, 27(17), 10878-10885
  33. Hierarchical Organization of Purely Peptidic Amphiphiles into Peptide Beads,
D. de Bruyn Ouboter, Th. B. Schuster, A. Mantion, W.Meier, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(30) 14583, 2011
  34. Exploiting dimerization of amphiphilic peptides to form vesicles,
Th. B. Schuster, D. de Bruyn Ouboter, N. Bruns, W. Meier, Small, 2011, 7(15), 2158-2162.
  35. Membranen, die der Natur nachgebaut sind, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier, UNI NOVA 2011, 117, 22-23
  36. Preparation and characterization of pore-suspending biomimetic membranes embedded with Aquaporin Z on carboxylated polyethylene glycol polymer cushion, H.Wang, T.-S. Chung, Y. W. Tong W. Meier, Z. Chen, M Hong,K. Jeyaseelan,A. Armugam, Soft Matter 2011, 7, 7274-7280.
  37. Aquaporin based triblock copolymer membranes for water purification
M. Kumar, W. Meier, J. Zilles, Polymer Preprints 52(2), 1060 (2011)
  38. Photoresponsive polymersomes as smart, triggerable nanocarriers
E. Cabane, V. Malinova, S. Menon, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier, Soft Matter 7(19), 9167 (2011)
  39. Synthesis of poly(styrene-co-diene)-block-polyglycidol. Self-association and stabilization of aggregates
E. Haladjova, N. Dishovsky, W. Meier, Ch. B. Tsvetanov, Ch. P. Novakov, Soft Matter 7(19), 9459 (2011)
  40. Synthetic polyion-counterion transport systems in polymersomes and gels
J. Montenegro, J. Braun, O. Fischer-Onaca, W. Meier, S. Matile, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 9(19), 6623 (2011)
  41. Biomimetic synthesis of chiral erbium-doped silver/peptide/silica core-shell nanoparticles (ESPN) A. Mantion, P. Graf,I. Florea,A. Haase,A. F. Thünemann,A. Masi,O. Ersen,P. Rabu,W. Meier,A. Luchd and A. Taubert, Nanoscale, 3, 5168 (2011)
  42. Polymeric Vesicles: From Drug Carriers to Nanoreactors and Artificial Organelles, P. Tanner, P. Baumann, R. Enea, O. Onaca, C. Palivan, and W. Meier, Acc. Chem. Res., 44 (10), 1039–1049 (2011)

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