The design, the construction and the characterization of biofunctional nanostructures that can readily interact with biomolecules both on the cell surface and within the cell constitute the main research topic of this Unit.
The self-assembly fabrication of hybrid nanomaterials from inorganic nanostructures and biomolecules can provide interesting tools for mimicking biomolecules in cellular systems, probing the mechanisms of biological principles and developing chemical means for handling and manipulating biological components. These artificial bionanostructures may give rise to important biomedical developments within the emerging area of Nanomedicine ranging from nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics, including imaging, to targeted drug delivery and controlled release.
A general theme of the lab is the application of carbohydrate chemistry to prepare tools, probes and devices to help elucidate the role of sugars in immunology, cell signaling... Laboratory webpage
Design and preparation of new biomaterials to be applied on Biomedicine. Valery Pavlov´s lab is focused on designing and preparation of new biomaterials for biomedical... Laboratory webpage