803016 Nanomedicine and techniques of analysis at nanoscale (in Eng.)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Leporatti, Stefano , Toca-Herrera, José Luis
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2024
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


The first part of the course will present the definition of nanomedicine in general and an overview of the different types of nanocolloids and nanoparticles and their application in drug delivery. The second part will focus on two different techniques such as atomic force microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy and their application in the investigation of living (cancer) cells.

In more detail:

1) Nanomedicine I: State-of-the art
2) Nanomedicine II: Current Applications
3) Drug Delivery I: Current Overview
4) Drug Delivery II: Applications
5) Colloidal Nanoparticles: Design and Functionalization
6) Hollow Polyelectrolyte Nanocapsules: History and Applications
7) AFM 1: Principles and Modes of operation
8) AFM 2: Applications to living (cancer) cells
9) Confocal Microscopy I: Principles and Applications
10) Confocal Microscopy coupled with AFM and TIRF: CAT design and applications

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basic knowledge of bio(techno)logy, chemistry and physics.
physical chemistry.


•The students will learn the big ideas and important concepts of nanomedicine and how they relate to other disciplines and practical problems.
•The students will learn the main experimental techniques of the field and how to plan experiments, analyse and discuss data.
•The students will learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to new situations, and how to transfer them to other domains or contexts.
•The students will learn how to communicate effectively with others, and how to collaborate in diverse teams.
•The students will learn how to value nanomedicine and its contributions to society, as well as how to engage in ethical and responsible practices.
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