The candidate will join the Laboratory of ‘Nanobiotechnology For Life Sciences’ (NBT4LS) @UCM. This multidisciplinary research group (Head: M. Filice) is based on a core research team composed by staff members from different disciplines: Chemists, Biochemists, Biomedical Engineers, Physicists, Material Science Engineers, Immunologists and Medical Doctors. All these researchers jointly work with the only goal of a better understanding of precise interaction between nano-biotechnology and biological word in order to offer advanced solutions facing different biomedical societal demands. 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 a wide set of tailor-made multifunctional nanobiohybrids showing novel and/or enhanced properties in comparison with those of their individual constituting nano/bioelements.
These nanochimers have encountered wide application (e.g. therapeutics, diagnostics, or advanced biocatalysts) confirming their emerging usefulness as next-generation platforms for biosensing, advanced biocatalysis, molecular imaging modalities, biological actuators and biomedical applications.