Welcome to the
Nanobiotechnology for Life Sciences Lab!
Nanobiotechnology, or the use of nanotechnology to advance the goals of biological fields, is a rapidly growing discipline aiming at producing novel functional nanostructured biological materials, devices and systems with a wide application scope, especially in Life Sciences.
Toward this direction, the research activity of our Lab mainly falls into the fine design and controlled synthesis of novel multifunctional hybrid nanochimers resulting from the combination of site-selective engineered biomolecules (e.g. peptides, proteins, enzymes, polysaccharides, lipids, antibodies or oligonucleotides) together with different customized functional nanomaterials.
As result of our highly multidisciplinary research, we are able to achieve tailor-made multifunctional nanobiohybrids showing novel and/or enhanced properties in comparison with those of their individual constituting nano/bioelements.
Thanks to their multifunctional behavior, these nanochimers have encountered wide application (e.g. as therapeutics, diagnostics, or biocatalysts) confirming their emerging usefulness as next-generation platforms for bioelectronic, biosensing, advanced biocatalysis, molecular imaging modalities, biological actuators and biomedical applications.
The 1st edition of our book: 'Nucleic Acid Nanotheranostics - Biomedical Applications', edited by Elsevier, has been officially released.
Dr. Marco Filice and Dr. Marzia Marciello serve as Guest Editors of this Special Issue belonging to the "Bioorganic Chemistry" section.
19/10/2018 The Ikerbasque Research Professor @ CIC biomaGUNE and Group Leader of Computational Biophysics Group Ivan Coluzza was visiting our Lab.
Hybrid Decorated Core@Shell Janus Nanoparticles as a Flexible Platform for Targeted Multimodal Molecular Bioimaging of Cancer.