Welcome to Nanobionics

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

Nanobionics research group is focused on theoretical fundamentals of charge transfer, transport, and storage in molecular structures and their technological applications in molecular films. Specifically, in terms of technological applications of molecular film surfaces, fundamental knowledge is used to progress mimetic-based structures for molecular diagnostic assays supported on highly sensitive and specific electroanalytic approaches. The disease analytical devices of interest are those based on the diagnostic of earlier (cancer and neurodegenerative) and emergency (cardiopulmonary and infectious) diseases.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

Current projects include the development of electroanalytical methods to trigger and follow target molecules throughout a molecular interface designed with biological functionalities.

OPORTUNITIES

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


Mesoscopic electrochemistry is about the use of mesoscopic physical concepts to describe the properties of interfacial electrochemical events.

One of the most sensitive and powerful means of doing molecular diagnostics is by the use of time-dependent electro-analytical techniques such as those based on spectroscopic methods which can be optimized to follow the analysis in a single frequency.

Within the context of mimetics, the Nanobionics group has created strategies to study biological affinity and binding kinetics on the surface of electrodes by using changes in the electronic or electrochemical signal of the interface.

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 having important applications in designing capacitive interfaces for molecular diagnostic devices.

Affimer and Aptamer Sensors

Think about…

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

    Max Planck (1858 – 1947)

  • 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)