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NanoInnovationLAB Research

NanoInnovationLAB Activity/Projects

  • FIRB (Accordi di programma 2011)
  • AIRC (Programmi di ricerca 5permille)
  • MECHANOSTENOSIS (Giovani ricercatori Ministero Salute)
  • PROTEO (Programma per la Cooperazione Transfrontaliera Italia-Slovenia 2007-2013)
  • EXOTHERA (Interreg Ita-Austria) 
  • BIOMEC (Regional Funds LR 17/2014)


NanoInnovationLAB Research Interests


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Research @ NanoInnovationLAB

We use a combination of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and synchrotron radiation techniques to study the properties and reactions of surface confined biomolecules and of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAM) of organic molecules often on gold surfaces.

Typically, we compare in-situ the properties of one or more monolayer patches of the molecule of interest "grafted" into a SAM with a lithographical technique called nanografting.

A general applied aim is to study the way to optimize the fabrication of protein nanoarrays for the study of proteomics and of DNA nanoarrays of high sensitivity, suitable for the genetic characterization of single cells without the use of PCR. Single cell DNA analysis has many applications in medical diagnostics and in analysing the cell type distribution in the brain.

From a more fundamental point of view we aim at studying systematically the behavior of biomolecules at different well characterized densities, to glean from there how they behave under the crowded conditions that prevail typically in a cellular environment.

Furthermore, the group is carrying out collaborative research with several groups affiliated to well-known Universities and Research Institutions, in Italy and worldwide (see the collaborations section).


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