Group for Functionalized Biomaterials

The Group for Functionalized Biomaterials is interested in the development of polymeric materials and multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
• Polymeric hydrogels for cell transplantation
• Surface functionalization for the engineering of viral biosensors
• Polymeric nano-assemblies for gene delivery
• Theranostic nanoparticles

The research activities of our group are devoted to the development of new chemical entities for bio-applications. We are mainly interested in the design, synthesis and evaluation of functionalized nanomaterials, thin surfaces and biomaterials for therapeutic applications as imaging probes, theranostics nanoparticles, cell transplantation devices and viral biosensors.


Chemistry Travel Award © 2023 EPFL

Congratulations to Perrine for winning a Travel Award!

— Perrine is the winner of one of the "2023 Chemistry Travel Awards" which are granted by the Platform Chemistry of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and the Swiss Chemical Society!

EPFL Open Days 2023 © 2023 EPFL

Great weekend for the GBF team at the EPFL Open Days!

— Simon gave a presentation about cancer research and the track of a chemistry student at EPFL. Sandrine participated in the Round Table animated by Fred Courant on "The contagious passion for basic research and teaching". You can access the whole series of Round Tables on YouTube.

© 2023 EPFL

The GBF team participates in the EPFL Open Days 2023

— Join us at the EPFL Open Days 2023 on the Lausanne Campus, 29-30 April 2023. Simon will give a scientific talk "What does the search for innovative cancer treatments look like?" on April 30, 2023 at 14.30. To learn more about the event, have a look here. Sandrine will be part of the round table "The contagious passion for basic research and teaching" on April 30, 2023 at 12.30. To learn more about the event, have a look here.

New PhD student © 2023 EPFL

Welcome back Simon!

— We are very pleased to welcome Simon Dumolard in the GBF team for his PhD studies and we wish him most success in his research project.

BioNanoMed2023 © 2023 EPFL

Sandrine gives an invited lecture at BioNanoMed2023!

— Sandrine presented the recent achievements of the GBF in the use of harmonic nanoparticles for biomedical applications at the BioNanoMed2023, held in Graz (Austria), on 12-14 April 2023. Her lecture was entitled "Multifunctional Harmonic Nanoparticles for Targeted Multimodal Imaging and Cancer Theranostic Applications".

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