Mariia Vorobii, MSc.

4th year Ph.D. student

vorobii [at]

Bacteria adhesion on indwelling medical devices poses danger to patient as result of device malfunction, systemic dissemination of the pathogen, tissue destruction, revision surgeries and sepsis. Mariia's work focuses on development surface modifications that not only prevent initial steps of bacterial adhesion, but also are able to kill bacterial cells upon direct contact, in case of overcoming repelling barrier.







Controlled Surface Adhesion of Macrophages via Patterned Antifouling Polymer Brushes

Striebel, J.; Vorobii, M.; Kumar, R.; Liu, H.-Y.; Yang, B.; Weishaupt, C.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.; Fuchs, H.; Hirtz, M.; Riehemann, K.

Advanced NanoBiomed Research, DOI: 10.1002/anbr.20200002

Surface Plasmon Resonance-based Aptasensor for Direct Monitoring of Thrombin in a Minimally Processed Human Blood

Kotlarek, D; Curti, F.; Vorobii, M.; Corradini, R.; Careri, M.; Knoll, W.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.; Dostálek, J.

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2020.128380 (2020)

The Potential Advantages of Using a Poly(HPMA) Brush in Urinary Catheters: Effects on Biofilm Cells and Architecture

Alves, P.; Gomes, L. C.; Vorobii, M.; Rodríguez-Emmenegger, C.; Mergulhão, F. J.

Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 191, 110976 (2020)

Compact Grating-Coupled Biosensor for the Analysis of Thrombin

Kotlarek, D.; Vorobii, M.; Ogieglo, W.; Knoll, W.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.; Dostalek, J.
ACS Sensors, (Just Accepted) (2019)

Antifouling Microparticles to Scavenge Lipopolysaccharide from Human Blood Plasma

Vorobii, M.; Kostina, N. Yu.; Rahimi, K.; Grama, S.; Söder, S.; Pop-Georgievski, O.; Sturcova, A.; Horak, D.; Grottke, O.; Singh, S.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Biomacromolecules, 20 (2), 959-968 (2019)

Improving Hemocompatibility of Membranes for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenators by Grafting Non-Thrombogenic Polymer Brushes


Obstals, F.; Vorobii, M.; Riedel, T.; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Bruns, M.; Singh, S.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Macromolecular Bioscience, 18 (3), 1700359 (2018)

Polymer Brush-Functionalized Chitosan Hydrogels as Antifouling Implant Coatings

Buzzacchera, I.; Vorobii, M.; Kostina, N. Y.; de Los Santos Pereira, A.; Riedel, T.; Bruns, M.; Ogieglo, W.; Moller, M.; Wilson, C. J.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Biomacromolecules, 18 (6), 1983-1992 (2017)

Grafting of Functional Methacrylate Polymer Brushes by Photoinduced SET-LRP

Vorobii, M.; Pop-Georgievski, O.; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Kostina, N. Yu.; Jezorek, R.; Sedlakova, Z.; Percec, V.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Polymer Chemistry, 7 (45), 6934-6945 (2016)

Total Removal of Intact Blood Plasma Proteins Deposited on Surface-Grafted Polymer Brushes

Riedel, T.; Májek, P.; Riedelová-Reicheltová, Z.; Vorobii, M.; Houska, M.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.

Analytical Methods, 8 (34), 6415-6419 (2016)

Sensitive and Rapid Detection of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk Utilizing Enhanced SPR and p(HEMA) Brushes


Karczmarczyk, A.; Dubiak-Szepietowska, M.; Vorobii, M.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.; Dostálek, J.; Feller, K.-H.

Biosensensors and Bioelectronic, 81, 159-165 (2016)

Surface Grafting via Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Radical Polymerization at Extremely Low Catalyst Concentrations


Laun, J.; Vorobii, M.; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Pop-Georgievski, O.; Trouillet, V.; Welle, A.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Rodriguez-Emmenegger, C.; Junkers, T.

Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 36 (18), 1681-1686. (Highlighted in the cover) (2015)

Synthesis of Non‐Fouling Poly[N‐(2‐hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide] Brushes by Photoinduced SET-LRP


Vorobii, M.; de los Santos Pereira, A.; Pop‐Georgievski, O.; Kostina, N. Yu.; Rodriguez‐Emmenegger, C.; Percec, V.

Polymer Chemistry, 6 (23), 4210-4220. (Highlighted in the inner cover paper) (2015)