Analytical Proteomics, Ultrasounds and BioMedical Division

  • Development of new approaches for in-gel and in-solution protein identification throughout ultra-fast protein digestion and mass spectrometry-based techniques
  • Development of new strategies for tissue sample preparation prior Mass Spectrometry Imaging of endometriosis tissues and prostate cancer tissues
  • Development of faster and more efficient sample preparation methods for identification and quantification of antidoping substances, such as anabolic steroids, ß2-antagonists, diuretics, stimulants, etc.
  • Develop New methods to identify doping abuse biomarkers by MALDI-TOF-MS and MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS
  • Development of new methodologies for protein quantification by stable isotopic labelling techniques and mass spectroscopy
  • Development of new methods for bacterial identification by MALDI-TOF-MS with application in disease screening and bioterrorism combat
  • Development of new sample preparation procedures for Spectrometric techniques: MALDI-TOF-MS, MALDI-TOF-MS-MS and GC-TOF From single organic molecules to proteins and polymers
  • Development of new and fast methods for speciation of protein-bound elements based on proteomics (metallomics) and applying them to in vivo experiments with living organisms to asses the effectiveness of Selenium peptides in Arsenium detoxification of drinking-water
  • Development of Peptide mapping of red wines for identification and detection of frauds
  • Application of Gold(0), Silica, Platinum and Magnetic Nanoparticles to Biomarkers Discovery
  • Proteomics to Biomarker discovery applied in Renal Diseases, Cancer, Ostroartrosis and Osteoartritis samples

Nanosynthesis, Fluorescent Chemosensors and Smart Materials Division

  • Design and development of new fluorescent compounds based on amino acids, peptides and neurotransmitters for nanoparticle functionalization
  • Development of new fluorescent dyes for metal ion and anion detection in solution
  • Applications and studies of New Emissive Active Matrices  as chemical sensors for multifunctional recognition and detection of analytes
  • Preparation of doped emissive polymers and materials
  • Development of new Gold, Silver, Platinum, Magnetite and Magnemite, and Silica nanoparticles for Protein recognition
  • Synthesis of coated nanoparticles
  • Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoparticles for drug delivery (Cancer Studies)
  • Synthesis of new molecular devices for MALDI-TOF-MS protein and biomarkers detection
  • Synthesis and Applications of Smart Nanoparticles based on emissive residues for Biomedicine applications
  • 1D Nano assembled optical materials
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