Welcome to Nanobionics

A RESEARCH GROUP FROM THE INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AT SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY

Nanobionics research group is focused on advance theoretical fundamentals and technological applications of electrons transfer, transport and charge storage in molecular and supramolecular structures. Specifically in terms of technological applications the acquired basic knowledge is used to progress mimetic-based technologies for medical diagnostic assays supported on highly sensitive and specific electroanalytic approaches. The disease analytical devices of interest are those based on earlier (cancer and degenerative diseases) and emergency (cardiopulmonary and infectious disease such as dengue, Zika, Malaria, etc.) diagnostics.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

Current projects include the development of methods to trigger and follow target molecules throughout bioelectronic interface.

OPORTUNITIES

Interested in joining the Nanobionics research team? Check out the opportunities currently open.


One of the most sensitive and powerful means of doing molecular diagnostics is by the use of time-dependent electro-analytical techniques such as immittance spectroscopies optimized in frequency.

Within the context of mimetics, the Nanobionics group has created strategies to study biomolecular affinity and molecular binding kinetics in a chip.

Quantum Electrochemistry

Computer simulation methods constitute a powerful tool in understanding molecular systems, offering a connection between observed macroscopic phenomena and microscopic interaction through different timescales.

Molecular scale capacitance is an important phenomenon in electrochemistry and mesoscopic physics with important applications in diagnostics as demonstrated by our group.

Affimer and Aptamer Sensors

Think about…

  • The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

    Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

  • You cannot teach a man anything; you can only find it within yourself.

    Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)

  • The future is uncertain… But this uncertain is at the very heart of human creativity.

    Ilia Prigogine (1917 – 2003)

  • An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.

    Henry Bergson (1859 – 1941)

  • An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.

    Max Planck (1858 – 1947)