Bionanotechnology Smart functional and responsive materials are based on biologically-inspired principles. They present opportunities including biomedical applications and directed 3D nanostructure assembly in which particles are assembled into ordered structures.  

Our research includes:

  • materials and approaches for stem cell therapies and targeted and triggered drug delivery
  • biosensors for rapid diagnostics – for example to reduce anti-microbial resistance
  • membrane models
  • organ-on-a-chip systems which allow researchers to test drug treatments on specific organs
  • advanced contrast and calibration agents in healthcare applications
We focus on the translation of research into practical treatments for patients and collaborate with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.