Inorganic nanoparticles and nucleic acids (DNA or RNA): nanovectors for Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

theses proposal

Inorganic nanoparticles and nucleic acids (DNA or RNA): nanovectors for Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

Research area
Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
Guarantor
Adolfo Speghini
Study courses
Master's degree in Medical Bioinformatics, Master's degree in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

Description

The thesis or internship proposal concerns a study on nanostructured systems composed of inorganic nanoparticles and DNA or RNA for biotechnological and biomedical applications. Nanoparticles of an inorganic nature will be rendered luminescent with fluorophores such as organic dyes or lanthanide ions emitting in the visible or infrared region. The interaction of nanoparticles with nucleic acids will be investigated using optical or calorimetric techniques.

For info, please contact Prof. Adolfo Speghini (adolfo.speghini@univr.it).