Professor Thomas Heinze and Dr. Martin Gericke gave an interview to idw-online, describing the PShapes project in general and their own contribution in particular.
Stating that the project aims at the development of new innovative materials on the basis of wood, he goes on to explain that he plans to attach antibodies and dyes to cellulose nanoparticles. These new kind of cellulosic nanoparticles could be used in immunologic tests, for example for the diagnosis of Ebola infections.
Link: http://www.idw-online.de/de/news608227 (german only)
(Picture Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU)