About the laboratory
The laboratory of nanobiotechnology conducts research in many areas, however, the main focus is on the development of "smart" materials based on nanoparticles and their practical application in vitro and in vivo. The available methods and instrumental base of the laboratory make it possible to carry out a "full cycle" of work at all stages of nanobiotechnology: from inorganic synthesis of nanoparticles and their coating with various polymer shells to testing the interaction of the created nanomaterials with inanimate objects, cell cultures and animals.
The main directions of laboratory developments are:
- Materials science: colloidal chemistry (synthesis of nanoparticles and their functionalization), fine chemical synthesis, microscopy and tomography.
- Physical sensor systems: development and application of new types of optical and magnetic biosensors for studying intermolecular interactions and supersensitive detection of magnetic materials, including in vivo.
- Nanobiosensorics: development of new, highly sensitive express methods for the determination of various molecules (toxins, herbicides, drugs, etc.) based on nanoparticles.
- Biocomputing and nanorobotics: development of fundamental principles for the creation of molecular automata and nanorobots, as well as their application for applied problems.
- Biotechnology: genetic engineering, hybridoma technologies, cell technologies (cultivation of higher cells, study of their interaction with objects of animate and inanimate nature).
- Theranostics: creation of new generation targeted drug delivery systems based on biocomputer structures capable of independently conducting a logical analysis of the set of biochemical signals of the microenvironment and performing a controlled therapeutic effect in the most effective way. Studies of the effectiveness of the created theranostic agents using magnetic resonance imaging and proprietary sensory systems.