Design of novel targeted drug delivery carriers guided by Super resolution microscopy

Group: Nanoscopy for nanomedicine
Group leader: Lorenzo Albertazzi (

The Nanoscopy for Nanomedicine group uses super resolution microscopy (SRM) to track nanomaterials with therapeutic potential in the biological environment and to visualize the interactions with blood components, immune system and target cells.

The understanding of materials-cell interactions is the key towards the design of novel nanotechnology-based therapies for treatment of cancer. Specially, we believe that SRM could be crucial in studying the selectivity and targeting of nanomaterials towards tumour cells. The student will learn the use of super resolution microscopy and will use it to design novel drug carriers (nanoparticles and nanofibers) for drug delivery.