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Biofunctionalised Nanotools for New Materials Design

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Recent developments in nanotechnology, in particular in preparation of different classes of nanoparticles, have enable design of novel devices with wider technological applications in medicine, biology and renewable energy research. However, clear translation from basic research to an application is still missing and huge research efforts are put into preparation of nanotools that could enable advances in biosensor and new material design. Nano bio hybrids make use of chemically modified nanostructures and biologically available molecules (DNA and proteins) to address problems such as early diagnostics, drug design and drug delivery. On the other hand, they have also started to play an important role in material science, in particular in the field of optoelectronics. Within this talk a chemical synthesis of multifunctional linkers as well as new strategies for biomolecule and nanoparticle modification will be pre- sented with focus on their application in design of biosensors, catalytic materials and optoelectronic devices. Finally, an overview of expected near future developments will be given with particular emphasis on challenges and possible solutions the field of nanobiotechnology is faced with.

This talk is part of the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Departmental Seminars series.

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