25 years of Science and Innovation

Supramolecular Assemblies

  • Design and development of nanomaterials for the delivery of several drugs for cancer treatment and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Development of new immunosensors for detection of neurodegenerative’s biomarkers to be used as potential biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and theragnostics.
  • Targetting protein aggregation for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Micro-encapsulation of natural and active principles, like vitamins, enzymes, cells, antioxidants, for food and therapeutic application.
  • Continuous crystallization in a novel meso oscillatory flow reactor for pharmaceutical use.
  • Micro and meso-reactors for 3D structure determination and technical-scale purification of proteins, respectively.

Major research topics

The group of “Supramolecular Assemblies” investigates the structure and dynamics of molecules, colloids and nanoparticles in biological and biomimetic systems. The design of a variety of supramolecular nanostructures and the physico-chemical characterization of these nanosystems are the current research focus for application oriented in areas like complex systems and bionanotechnology.


Research Group Coordinator


Senior Researchers


Research Fellows


Postdoctoral Researchers

Pedro Carneiro




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