Biological Nanochemistry

Our research group was established in 2009 with the aim of connecting the traditional colloid chemistry with the new challenges in biology and medicine. The primary task of the Research Group is the synthesis of nanosized systems for medical applications including the modification of nanostructures, their characterization from the atomic level up to the µm range, optimization for biological and medical applications, and preliminary toxicity investigation in cell cultures and small animals.

Group leader: 
Research interests: 
  • Preparation and surface modification of organic and inorganic nanosystems
  • Investigation of the structure and dynamics of model membrane systems (focusing to uni- and multilamellar vesicles), and of their interactions with drugs and other molecules of biological importance
  • Development of nanostructures for the targeted delivery of drugs and sensor molecules
  • Investigation of the biological activity and toxicity of the nanosystems prepared
Expertise: 
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Self-assembled phospholipid structures
  • Small-angle X-ray scattering
  • Vibrational spectroscopy (Fourier-transforming infrared and Raman spectroscopy)