About Me

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My name is Tina Borke-Pooch and I’m a polymer chemist. I’m currently working as a scientist and team coordinator at a biotechnology company in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne. I manage research projects focused on bioconjugation of proteins, fluorochromes and magnetic beads, as well as development of new materials for cell separation applications. Using my expertise in biocompatible polymers, I design stealth coated beads for the magnetic isolation of previously inaccessible cell types.

I’m holding a PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Helsinki and have studied in Sweden and Germany. My research was focused on the synthesis and modification of biopolymers – ranging from biodegradable polyesters for packaging applications to polysaccharide copolymers for targeted ocular drug delivery.

When I’m not cooking up polymers in the lab, I enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and gardening. And I like to craft things – knitted blankets, cocktails from my sizeable gin collection or JavaScript widgets.

This is my personal website, where you can get to know me and learn more about polymers through my blog.

Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your research challenges!