Functionalised gold nanoparticles for cancer targeting
Designed antimicrobial peptides selectively disrupt bacterial membranes and biofilms
Multivalent probes discriminate cells by their receptor density
Structure and dynamics using atomic force microscopy
Biomaterials are an exciting class of materials designed specifically to interact with biological systems for medical uses. As many biological processes occur at the nanoscale, nanotechnology, which involves the study of very small materials in the 1-100 nm range, has huge potentials for the diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of human diseases. In the MNP group, exciting efforts are underway in studying the fabrication and characterisation of biomaterials (ranging from the nanoscale to the macroscale). In collaboration with colleagues from diverse disciplines such as Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, and Dentistry, we are actively investigating the applications of these innovative biomaterials for biosensing, diagnostics, drug delivery, and tissue engineering applications with the overall goal of improving quality of life and patient care.
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