Researchers in the NanoScale Focus Area work on joint projects in chemistry, physics, cell biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.
Source: Bernd Wannenmacher
Within the NanoScale Focus Area, researchers from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, pharmacy and physics work together to study the properties of nanostructures, how they arise from individual molecules, and how they can be used.
News from Aug 06, 2012
Nanostructures are small molecular units that researchers work with. They are the smallest units whose structure the researchers can affect. Research on nanostructures yields groundbreaking possibilities for the use of nanoscale systems in medicine and materials science, along with the fields of electronics and optoelectronics.
The researchers from the various disciplines are working together with a single goal: understanding the properties of nanostructures in order to develop components for individualized use in a variety of applications. The main focus of NanoScale is performing groundbreaking interdisciplinary research on the material properties of nanoscale systems, with the objects of study ranging from nanotubes and nanoparticles to macromolecules and beyond, to peptides and proteins.
The research performed within the NanoScale Focus Area encompasses four central areas, all of which are closely interlinked: hybrid systems, nanomedicine, supramolecular interactions, and Biological membranes.
More than 140 scientists and their teams work together on individual interdisciplinary projects, projects specifically aimed at supporting junior scientists, and a number of large-scale research alliances.
Five interdisciplinary focus areas have been identified and established at Freie Universität so far.
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