Christopher Aronsson

Christopher Aronsson

Postdoctoral researcher

Dr Christopher Aronsson graduated from Linköping University, Sweden in 2011, obtaining both a MSc in Engineering (Swedish "Civilingenjör") in the field of Engineering Biology and a MSc (120 credits) in Engineering Biology. He was awarded a PhD in Molecular Physics at Linköping University, Sweden in the beginning of 2017 in the research group of associate professor Daniel Aili. Dr Aronsson is currently a postdoctoral researcher in associate professor Aili's research group. 

Research interest

In my research I utilize bio-orthogonal covalent crosslinking and self-assembling peptides in conjunction with other polymers to create “smart” biomaterials for applications such as 3D cell culture, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.

Expertise in

  • Peptides
  • Self-assembly
  • Biomaterials 
  • Hydrogels


MSc in Engineering Biology

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

PhD in Molecular Physics

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles

J. Christoffersson, C. Aronsson, M. Jury, R. Selegård, D. Aili, C.-F. Mandenius, "Fabrication of modular hyaluronan-PEG hydrogels to support 3D cultures of hepatocytes in a perfused liver-on-a-chip device", Biofabrication2018, Accepted.

C. Skyttner, R. Selegård, J. Larsson, C. Aronsson, K. Enander, D. Aili, “Sequence and Length Optimization of Membrane Active Coiled Coils for Triggered Liposome Release”, BBA Biomembranes2018, In press, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2018.11.005

C. Skyttner, K. Enander, C. Aronsson, D. Aili, "Tuning Liposome Membrane Permeability by Competitive Coiled Coil Heterodimerization and Heterodimer Exchange", Langmuir201834, 6529–6537.

M. Fürsatz, M. Skog, P. Sivlér, E. Palm, C. Aronsson, A. Skallberg, G. Greczynski, H. Khalaf, T. Bengtsson, D. Aili, "Functionalization of bacterial cellulose wound dressings with the antimicrobial peptide ε-poly-L-Lysine", Biomedical Materials2018, 13, 025014.

R. Selegård, C. Aronsson, C. Brommesson, S. Dånmark, D. Aili, "Folding driven self-assembly of a stimuli-responsive peptide-hyaluronan hybrid hydrogel", Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 7013.

C. Aronsson, R. Selegård, D. Aili, "Zinc-triggered Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Fibrous Helix-Loop-Helix Peptide Superstructures for Controlled Encapsulation and Release", Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6997−7003.

S. Dånmark, C. Aronsson, D. Aili, "Tailoring Supramolecular Peptide-Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels by Coiled Coil Self-Assembly and Self-Sorting", Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17, 2260-2267.

C. Aronsson, S. Dånmark, F. Zhou, P. Öberg, K. Enander, H. Su, D. Aili, "Self-Sorting Heterodimeric Coiled Coil Peptides with Defined and Tuneable Self-Assembly Properties”, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 14063, doi:10.1038/srep14063.

PhD thesis

C. Aronsson, "Tunable and modular assembly of polypeptides and polypeptide-hybrid biomaterials", Linköping Studies in Science and Technology Dissertation No. 1810, 2016.


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