single-molecule imaging and spectroscopy

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is used to characterize single biomolecules, cell-celle interactions, and molecular interactions with surfaces.

We are currently studying the interaction between tumor cell surface protein ligand H-2K and its immune cell receptors Ly49.


nanostructures - growth, characterization and applications

Quantum dots and nanowires are grown by self-assembly using electrodeposition, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), and layer-by-layer deposition.

This study will allow us to gain a better understanding and control of dots and wires formation.


optical manipulation of proteins

Using optical tweezers, we can manipulate biomolecules while measuring forces and length.

We are in the process of building one optical tweezer to study different biological systems (ligand-receptor proteins and motor proteins).


Implementing innovative ideas and advanced technologies for transformative research
to facilitate the life of future generations