Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Chemical & Physical Sciences

Biography

Ingo Koeper studied chemistry at the University of Dortmund and received his Diploma in 1998. In 1997 he spent six month at the university of Bordeaux, France, for an ERASMUS practical course in physical chemistry. In 2002 he received his PhD from the University of Paris VI for his work on neutron scattering experiments on the interactions between a sugar and a protein in the group of M.-C. Bellissent-Funel at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA-Saclay. In 2002 he joined the Materials Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. After one year as a post-doc, he became a project leader, leading an independent research team working on biofunctional surfaces, ion channels and single-channel recordings.
In September 2009, he followed a call to become lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Flinders University.

Qualifications

1998 : MS(Diploma) in Chemistry (University of Dortmund, Germany)
2002: PhD in Chemistry (University of Paris VI, France)
2013: Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

Honours, awards and grants

2012: Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant
2013: Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical chemistry
  • Surface science

Research interests

Supervisory interests

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Science education
  • Surface science

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Analytical Chemistry (1) ; Surfae Science (2) ; Membrane Biophysics (4) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Surface Science (1) ;

Publications

  • Koper, I. and Vockenroth, I. (2009). Solid-Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes. In Renate Forch, Holger Schonherr and A. Tobias A. Jenkins, ed. Surface Design: Applications in Bioscience and Nanotechnology. Berlin, Germany: Wiley-VCH, pp. 221-232.
    [10.1002/9783527628599.ch11] [Scopus]
  • Koper, I., Vockenroth, I. and Knoll, W. (2009). Ion Channels in Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes on Au Electrodes. In Andreas Offenhausser and Ross Rinaldi, ed. Nanobioelectronics - for Electronics, Biology, and Medicine. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 211-224.
    [10.1007/978-0-387-09459-5]
  • Koper, I., Schiller, S., Giess, F., Naumann, R. and Knoll, W. (2006). Functional Tethered Bimolecular Lipid Membranes (tBLMs) In A Leitmannova Liu, ed. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes. The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 37-53.
    [10.1016/S1554-4516(05)03002-4] [Scopus]
  • Dierk, S., Trieu, H.K. and Koper, I. (2010). Cmos based biosensor with integrated biomembrane spectre simulation and measurement. In 6TH CONFERENCE ON PH.D. RESEARCH IN MICROELECTRONICS AND ELECTRONICS, PRIME 2010. PRIME 2010, 6th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics. Conference Proceedings. Berlin. Jul 2010.
    [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I., Atanasova, P., Knoll, W., Koper, I. and Jenkins, A. (2005). Functional tethered bilayer membranes as a biosensor platform. In IEEE Sensors 2005. IEEE. The 4th IEEE Conference on Sensors. Irvine, California, USA. Oct 2005, pp. 608-610.
    [10.1109/ICSENS.2005.1597772] [Scopus]
  • Bissett, M., Koper, I. and Shapter, J. (2010). Photocurrent Response from Vertically Aligned Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) USA: IEEE. 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) Sydney, Australia. Feb 2010, pp. 10-13.
    [10.1109/ICONN.2010.6045156] [Scopus]
  • Zieleniecki, J.L., Nagarajan, Y., Waters, S., Rongala, J., Thompson, V.C., Hrmova, M., et al. (2016). Cell-Free Synthesis of a Functional Membrane Transporter into a Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membrane. Langmuir, 32(10) pp. 2445-2449.
    [Scopus]
  • Andersson, J. and Koper, I. (2016). Tethered and Polymer Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes: Structure and Function. Membranes, 6(30)
    [10.3390/membranes6020030] [Scopus]
  • Thompson, V.C., Adamson, P., Dilag, J., Uswatte Liyanage, D.B.U., Srikantharajah, K., Blok, A.J., et al. (2016). Biocompatible anti-microbial coatings for urinary catheters. RSC Advances, 6 pp. 53303-53309.
    [10.1039/c6ra07678e] [Scopus]
  • Knobloch, J.J., Nelson, A., Koper, I., James, M. and McGillivray, D.J. (2015). Oxidative Damage to Biomimetic Membrane Systems: In Situ Fe(II)/ Ascorbate Initiated Oxidation and Incorporation of Synthetic Oxidized Phospholipids. Langmuir, 31 pp. 12679-12687.
    [10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02458] [Scopus]
  • Goreham, R.V., Thompson, V.C., Samura, Y., Gibson, C.T., Shapter, J.G. and Koper, I. (2015). Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes. Langmuir, 31(21) pp. 5868-5874.
    [10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00586] [Scopus]
  • de jong, E.R., Deloch, N., Knoll, W., Turrin, C., Majoral, J., Caminade, A., et al. (2015). Synthesis and characterization of bifunctional dendrimers: preliminary use for the coating of gold surfaces and the proliferation of human osteoblasts (HOB) New Journal of Chemistry, 39(9) pp. 7194-7205.
    [10.1039/c5nj00620a]
  • Knobloch, J.J., Suhendro, D.K., Zieleniecki, J.L., Shapter, J.G. and Koper, I. (2015). Membrane–drug interactions studied using model membrane systems. SAUDI JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 22 pp. 714-718.
    [10.1016/j.sjbs.2015.03.007]
  • Vogel, N., Zieleniecki, J. and Koper, I. (2012). As flat as it gets: ultrasmooth surfaces from template-stripping procedures. Nanoscale, 4(13) pp. 3820-3832.
    [10.1039/c2nr30434a] [Scopus]
  • Lehnert, M., Gorbahn, M., Klein, M., Al-Nawas, B., Koper, I., Knoll, W., et al. (2012). Streptavidin-coated TiO2 surfaces are biologically inert: Protein adsorption and osteoblast adhesion studies. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 100A(2) pp. 388-395.
    [10.1002/jbm.a.33281] [Scopus]
  • Kißler, S., Pierrat, S., Zimmermann, T., Vogt, H., Trieu, H. and Köper, I. (2012). CMOS based capacitive biosensor with integrated tethered bilayer lipid membrane for real-time measurements. Biomedizinische Technik, 57(S1) pp. 1010-1013.
    [10.1515/bmt-2012-4016] [Scopus]
  • Gorbahn, M., Klein, M., Lehnert, M., Ziebart, T., Brullmann, D., Koper, I., et al. (2012). Promotion of Osteogenic Cell Response Using Quasicovalent Immobilized Fibronectin on Titanium Surfaces: Introduction of a Novel Biomimetic Layer System. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 70(8) pp. 1827-1834.
    [10.1016/j.joms.2012.04.004] [Scopus]
  • Jung, M., Vogel, N. and Koper, I. (2011). Nanoscale Patterning of Solid-Supported Membranes by Integrated Diffusion Barriers. Langmuir, 27(11) pp. 7008-7015.
    [10.1021/la200027e] [Scopus]
  • Braunagel, J., Junghans, A. and Koper, I. (2011). Membrane-Based Sensing Approaches. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 64(1) pp. 54-61.
    [10.1071/CH10347] [Scopus]
  • Lehnert, M., Gorbahn, M., Rosin, C., Klein, M., Koper, I., Al-Nawas, B., et al. (2011). Adsorption and Conformation Behavior of Biotinylated Fibronectin on Streptavidin-Modified TiOX Surfaces Studied by SPR and AFM. Langmuir, 27(12) pp. 7743-7751.
    [10.1021/la200908h] [Scopus]
  • Junghans, A., Champagne, C., Cayot, P., Loupiac, C. and Köper, I. (2011). Probing Protein-Membrane Interactions Using Solid Supported Membranes. Langmuir, 27(6) pp. 2709-2716.
    [10.1021/la103200k] [Scopus]
  • Bissett, M., Koper, I., Quinton, J. and Shapter, J. (2011). Dye functionalisation of PAMAM-type dendrons grown from vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube arrays for light harvesting antennae. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21(46) pp. 18597-18604.
    [10.1039/c1jm13957f] [Scopus]
  • Bissett, M., Koper, I., Quinton, J.S. and Shapter, J.G. (2011). Dendron growth from vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube thin layer arrays for photovoltaic devices. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 pp. 6059-6064.
    [10.1039/c0cp02740e] [Scopus]
  • Schick, S., Chen, L., Li, E., Lin, J., Koper, I. and Hristova, K. (2010). Assembly of the M2 Tetramer Is Strongly Modulated by Lipid Chain Length. Biophysical Journal, 99 pp. 1810-1817.
    [10.1016/j.bpj.2010.07.026] [Scopus]
  • Junghans, A. and Köper, I. (2010). Structural Analysis of Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes. Langmuir, 26(13) pp. 11035-11040.
    [10.1021/la100342k] [Scopus]
  • Vogel, N., Jung, M., Bocchio, N.L., Retsch, M., Kreiter, M. and Koper, I. (2010). Reusable Localized Surface Plasmon Sensors Based on Ultrastable Nanostructures. Small, 6(1) pp. 104-109.
    [10.1002/smll.200900497] [Scopus]
  • Junghans, A., Champagne, C., Cayot, P., Loupiac, C. and Köper, I. (2010). Protein - Lipid Interactions at the Air - Water Interface. Langmuir, 26(14) pp. 12049-12053.
    [10.1021/la100036v] [Scopus]
  • Pfeiffer, I., Petronis, S., Köper, I., Kasemo, B. and Michael, Z. (2010). Vesicle Adsorption and Phospholipid Bilayer Formation on Topographically and Chemically Nanostructured Surfaces. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114(13) pp. 4623-4631.
    [10.1021/jp908283g] [Scopus]
  • Vogel, N., Jung, M., Retsch, M., Knoll, W., Jonas, U. and Koper, I. (2009). Laterally patterned ultraflat surfaces. Small, 5(7) pp. 821-825.
    [10.1002/smll.200801583] [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I.K., Rossi, C., Raza Shah, M. and Koper, I. (2009). The formation of tethered bilayer lipid membranes probed by various surface sensitive techniques. Biointerphases, 4(2) pp. 19-26.
    [10.1116/1.3122019] [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I., Fine, D., Dodobalapur, A., Jenkins, A. and Koper, I. (2008). Tethered bilayer lipid membranes with giga-ohm resistances. Electrochemistry Communications, 10(2) pp. 323-328.
    [10.1016/j.elecom.2007.12.018] [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I.K., Ohm, C., Robertson, J.W., McGillivray, D.J., Loesche, M. and Köper, I. (2008). Stable insulating tethered bilayer lipid membranes. Biointerphases, 3(2) pp. FA68-FA73.
    [10.1116/1.2912097] [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I., Atanasova, P., Jenkins, A. and Koper, I. (2008). Incorporation of alpha Hemolysin in Different Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membrane Architectures. Langmuir, 24(2) pp. 496-502.
    [10.1021/la7030279] [Scopus]
  • Köper, I., Combet, S., Petry, W. and Bellissent-Funel, M. (2008). Dynamics of C-phycocyanin in various deuterated trehalose/water environments measured by quasielastic and elastic neutron scattering. European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters, 37 pp. 739-748.
    [10.1007/s00249-007-0248-x] [Scopus]
  • Roskamp, R.F., Vockenroth, I.K., Eisenmenger, N., Braunagel, J. and Köper, I. (2008). Functional Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes on Aluminum Oxide. Chemphyschem, 9(13) pp. 1920-1924.
    [10.1002/cphc.200800248] [Scopus]
  • Knoll, W., Koper, I., Naumann, R. and Sinner, E. (2008). Tethered bimolecular lipid membranes - A novel model membrane platform. Electrochimica Acta, 53(23) pp. 6680-6689.
    [10.1016/j.electacta.2008.02.121] [Scopus]
  • Vockenroth, I., Atanasova, P., Long, J., Jenkins, A., Knoll, W. and Koper, I. (2007). Functional incorporation of the pore forming segments of AChR M2 into tethered bilayer lipid membranes. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1768 pp. 1114-1120.
    [10.1016/j.bbamem.2007.02.006] [Scopus]
  • Keizer, H., Dorvel, B., Andersson, M., Fine, D., Price, R., Long, J., et al. (2007). Functional Ion Channels in Tethered Bilayer Membranes - Implications for Biosensors. Chembiochem, 8(11) pp. 1246-1250.
    [10.1002/cbic.200700094] [Scopus]
  • Koper, I. (2007). Insulating tethered bilayer lipid membranes to study membrane proteins. Molecular BioSystems, 3(10) pp. 651-657.
    [10.1039/B707168J] [10.1039/b707168j] [Scopus]
  • Atanasova, P., Atanasov, V. and Koper, I. (2007). Anchor-Lipid Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface; Prearranging of Model Membrane Systems. Langmuir, 23(14) pp. 7672-7678.
    [10.1021/la7002854] [Scopus]
  • Atanasov, V., Atanasova, P., Vockenroth, I., Knorr, N. and Koper, I. (2006). A Molecular Toolkit for Highly Insulating Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes on Various Substrates. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 17(3) pp. 631-637.
    [10.1021/bc050328n] [Scopus]
  • Atanasov, V., Knorr, N., Duran, R., Ingebrandt, S., Offenhausser, A., Knoll, W., et al. (2005). Membrane on a Chip: A Functional Tethered Lipid Bilayer Membrane on Silicon Oxide Surfaces. Biophysical Journal, 89(3) pp. 1780-1788.
    [10.1529/biophysj.105.061374] [Scopus]
  • Koper, I., Bellissent-Funel, M. and Petry, W. (2005). Dynamics from picoseconds to nanoseconds of trehalose in aqueous solutions as seen by quasielastic neutron scattering. Journal of Chemical Physics, 122(1) pp. 014514-1-014514-6.
    [10.1063/1.1828041] [Scopus]
  • Zieleniecki, J.L., Nagarajan, Y., Waters, S., Rongala, J., Thompson, V.C., Hrmova, M., et al. (2016). Cell-Free Synthesis of a Functional Membrane Transporter into a Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membrane. Langmuir, 32(10) pp. 2445-2449.
    [Scopus]
  • Andersson, J. and Koper, I. (2016). Tethered and Polymer Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes: Structure and Function. Membranes, 6(30)
    [10.3390/membranes6020030] [Scopus]
  • Thompson, V.C., Adamson, P., Dilag, J., Uswatte Liyanage, D.B.U., Srikantharajah, K., Blok, A.J., et al. (2016). Biocompatible anti-microbial coatings for urinary catheters. RSC Advances, 6 pp. 53303-53309.
    [10.1039/c6ra07678e] [Scopus]
  • de jong, E.R., Deloch, N., Knoll, W., Turrin, C., Majoral, J., Caminade, A., et al. (2015). Synthesis and characterization of bifunctional dendrimers: preliminary use for the coating of gold surfaces and the proliferation of human osteoblasts (HOB) New Journal of Chemistry, 39(9) pp. 7194-7205.
    [10.1039/c5nj00620a]
  • Knobloch, J.J., Suhendro, D.K., Zieleniecki, J.L., Shapter, J.G. and Koper, I. (2015). Membrane–drug interactions studied using model membrane systems. SAUDI JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 22 pp. 714-718.
    [10.1016/j.sjbs.2015.03.007]
  • Goreham, R.V., Thompson, V.C., Samura, Y., Gibson, C.T., Shapter, J.G. and Koper, I. (2015). Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes. Langmuir, 31(21) pp. 5868-5874.
    [10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00586] [Scopus]
  • Knobloch, J.J., Nelson, A., Koper, I., James, M. and McGillivray, D.J. (2015). Oxidative Damage to Biomimetic Membrane Systems: In Situ Fe(II)/ Ascorbate Initiated Oxidation and Incorporation of Synthetic Oxidized Phospholipids. Langmuir, 31 pp. 12679-12687.
    [10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02458] [Scopus]
  • Koper, I., Vockenroth, I. and Knoll, W. (2009). Ion Channels in Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes on Au Electrodes. In Andreas Offenhausser and Ross Rinaldi, ed. Nanobioelectronics - for Electronics, Biology, and Medicine. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 211-224.
    [10.1007/978-0-387-09459-5]
  • Koper, I. and Vockenroth, I. (2009). Solid-Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes. In Renate Forch, Holger Schonherr and A. Tobias A. Jenkins, ed. Surface Design: Applications in Bioscience and Nanotechnology. Berlin, Germany: Wiley-VCH, pp. 221-232.
    [10.1002/9783527628599.ch11] [Scopus]
  • Koper, I., Schiller, S., Giess, F., Naumann, R. and Knoll, W. (2006). Functional Tethered Bimolecular Lipid Membranes (tBLMs) In A Leitmannova Liu, ed. Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes. The Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 37-53.
    [10.1016/S1554-4516(05)03002-4] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Dr. Koeper is part of the Scientists in Schools program and regularly visits schools in Adelaide to talk with the students about science.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Education - Science
  • Nanotechnology

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