Nanomedicine Smart drug delivery systems

We perform biophysical characterisation of nano drug delivery systems, including the nanoscale drug localisation based on fluorescence quenching assays. We study their uptake and cell internalisation as well as release mechanisms using advanced bioimaging technologies, reaching from confocal, widefield, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to super resolution microscopy technologies (TIRF/dSTORM).

Some smart drug delivery systems projects are pursued in collaboration with Prof. M. Elisabete Real Oliveira and Dr. Marlene Lúcio from University of Minho, Portugal.