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Amirmasoud Gharavian

 

PhD Student

Institute of Physical Chemistry
Albertstraße 21
79104 Freiburg

 

Phone: +49 761 203-6173
Room:  01.004 Flachbau

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Research:

Many epithelial tissues are exposed to tribological shear stress (blinking and swallowing of food) that require proper lubrication and wear protection. This is accomplished by several variants of mucus – a viscoelastic hydrogel that covers all wet epithelia in mammals. The key component of such mucus hydrogels are mucins, a class of high molecular weight glycoproteins that exhibit a highly complex molecular structure. My goal is to gain a thorough understanding of the extraordinary adhesion and lubrication properties of mucin using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)-based Single-molecule Force Spectroscopy (SMFS).

 

Mucin

 About me:

  • Since 2021: PhD student in the Balzer/Hugel Group
  • 2019-2020: Internship in Mechano(bio)chemistry research group, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
  • 2017-2020: Master of Science in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • 2011-2016: Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering and Industrial Metallurgy, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

 

Publications: 

F. Kermani, A. Gharavian, S. Mollazadeh, S. Kargozar, A. Youssefi, J. Vahdati Khaki,
Silicon-doped calcium phosphates; the critical effect of synthesis routes on the biological performance, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 111(2020), 110828, 0928-4931; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.110828