Aptamers are small single-stranded nucleic acids that bind to their targets with a high affinity and specificity. In our lab, we use and develop aptamer technology to find new molecular tools that allow us to investigate biological systems with high precision. These tools also represent the foundation for implementing novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the fields of tumor biology, immunology, haematology, bacterial infections and neurological disorders.
The AG Mayer consists of an international team of enthusiastic scientists representing various countries worldwide. Our experience in aptamer technology and access to high-end devices such as flow cytometer, capillary electrophoresis, laser scanning confocal microscopy, SPR and ITC provide an outstanding opportunity for education and research development at all career levels.