PI: Ruth Prassl
Focus: The Nanomedicine Lab is focusing on the design and structural characterization of nanoparticles as natural or biomimetic nanocarriers for biological molecules and new drugs. The main focus of our research is on molecular assemblies of lipids and proteins to target specific cell types, tissues or biological barriers. The aims are addressed through a combination of innovative technologies in nanoparticle synthesis, structural biology and nanometrology.
Network: The Nanomedicine Research Team is nationally and internationally very well connected through short- and long term cooperation projects. Representative examples are scientific collaborations with partners at large scale infrastructure facilities like ILL, France and Synchrotrone Trieste, Italy, but also close industrial relationships as translational settings. We are members in EU projects and in international networks. Close cooperation across Graz Universities and between Graz research groups are very well established. Internal collaboration involves the Division of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology (Gerd Leitinger) and research groups from Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.