Prof. Dr. Levkin is head of the Multifunctional Materials Systems research group at the Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS-FMS) and Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow, and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tübingen in Germany, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. Pavel Levkin is the cofounder of ScreenFect GmbH and Aquarray GmbH. He is the author of over 150 articles in such journals as Advanced Materials, Nature Communication, Small. Hirsch index 36. His research focuses on the development of functional and responsive materials and surfaces for biomedical and biotechnological applications.