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SoSe 2014 Polymeric and Inorganic Bio(nano)materials for Biomedical Applications

Nanoparticle-protein corona complex

Nanoparticle-protein corona complex
Image Credit: Nature Publishing Group

Target audience

Master Program Chemistry (Chemie) and Polymer Science, Course n° 21238.


Dr. Sarah Küchler (20%), S-Jun.-Prof. Annabelle Bertin (40%), Jun.-Prof. Marcelo Calderon (40%).




5 SWS.

Outline part inorganic bio(nano)materials
  • Introduction to inorganic nanomaterials
  • Synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of inorganic nanoparticles:
  1. Metal NPs: gold, silver
  2. Metal oxide NPs: iron oxide, zinc oxide
  3. Silica-based NPs: silica NPs, mesoporous silica NPs, polyorganosiloxane NPs
  4. Quantum dots
  5. Carbon-based NPs: fullerenes, carbon nanotubes
  • Surface functionalization of NPs for biomedical applications

  • Nanoscale characterization

  • Nanotoxicity

  • Inorganic artificial biomaterials: implants, scaffolds for bone engineering, etc.

Book recommendations
  1. Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application. Edited by Gunter Schmid. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2nd Completely Revised and Updated Edition, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-527-32589-4.
  2. Nanochemistry : A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials. Edited by Geoffrey A Ozin, André Arsenault and Ludovico Cademartiri. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, Second Edition, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84755-895-4.