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.


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Perrine is at the 8th Int. Conf. on Bio-Sensing Technology in Sevilla

— We are pleased to share that Perrine Robin is presenting her PhD research project at the 8th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology in Sevilla (Spain) – 12-15 May 2024. She presents a poster entitled "DNA-Conjugated Nanoparticles for Zika Virus Detection and Lineages Identification".

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Welcome Sterenn!

— We are very pleased to welcome Sterenn Ioos at the GBF for her Master Internship. She is joining the Gene Delivery team in the group to develop polymeric-based nanocarriers as non-viral vectors for siRNA therapeutics. 

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Congratulations Simon!

— We are pleased to share that Simon Dumolard passed his PhD candidacy exam today.

Alginate-Based Hydrogels © 2024 EPFL

Congratulations to Ali and François for their Review in Pharmaceutics

— We are pleased to share that the review article of Alireza Kavand and François Noverraz entitled "Recent Advances in Alginate-Based Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation Applications" has just been published in Pharmaceutics.

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Welcome to Anna and Arthur!

— We are very pleased to welcome new GBF team members. Anna Piceni joined our group for an internship in the frame of her training as Chemistry Laboratory Assistant. She will stay with us until August 2025. In the frame of the preparation of his double degree from ENS-Lyon (France) and EPFL, Arthur Roudaut joined our group for a 40 days research internship. He will work on the development of DNA biosensors based on functionalized borosilicate slides.

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