[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170100511]
Researchers Prof Irene Yarovsky; Prof Molly Stevens
Brief description This project aims to rationally engineer nanomaterials with controlled biological responses. Nanomaterials are becoming widespread in biomedicine and engineering, but are inefficient and unsafe. This project will develop atomic scale models to understand interactions between engineered nanoparticles and the crowded cellular environment. It will design extremely sensitive biosensors and theranostic nanodevices combining medical imaging capacity with precision targeted drug delivery to improve efficiency and safety of nanomaterials for biomedical applications in both vitro and in vivo enabling cost effective early diagnostics and more efficient treatments.
Funding Amount $286,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects