In this subgroup, we aim to study the stacking behavior of functionalized Benzene-1,3,5-carboxamide (BTA) molecules in water and investigate their dynamics, clustering and host-guest binding, which might be of high interest for a wide variety of biomedical applications. For this, we introduce bioactive guests such as peptides, proteins and DNA-binding compounds to obtain bioactive systems that are able to bind specific biological structures. By combining different systems and functionalities via multistep non-covalent synthesis we aim to mimic complex structures found in nature.

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