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Biohybrid Materials and Systems Chemistry

Project Description


Biohybrid Materials and Systems Chemistry

Dr. Andres de la Escosura belongs to the Organic Chemistry Department at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and leads the research group of Biohybrid Materials and Systems Chemistry. The group is concerned with the design and synthesis of new supramolecular and nanostructured hybrids from synthetic and biological components, and the study of their complex biological functions. After finding useful properties of protein capsids as nanoreactors and nanocontainers to incorporate different kinds of materials, we are currently working in areas that include biomedical applications and systems chemistry.


In the areas of nanotechnology and biohybrid materials

  • Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen. University of Twente, Netherlands. Protein nanocompartments and nanoreactors.
  • Mauri A. Kostiainen. Aalto University, Finland. Protein, sugar and DNA biohybrid materials.
  • José Ruíz Castón. National Centre of Biotech., Spain. Molecular biology and CryoEM studies.

Concerning systems chemistry and the study of life-like complex chemical systems

  • Juan Rojo / Miguel Ángel Niño. IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain. Prebiotic synthesis of peptides on surfaces.
  • Gonen Ashkenasy. Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Systems chemistry and origins of life research.
  • Mathieu Surin. University of Mons, Belgium. Bioinspired self-assembly processes.

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