Our Research

Research in the Zelzer Group is focused on the design of Functional Biointerfaces. We are exploring improved and novel routes to enable communication between living cells and artificial materials with the overarching goal to realise interactive cell material interfaces.

Our work is very interdisciplinary, combining aspects of synthetic chemistry, surface modification and analysis, self-assembly and cell-material interactions. Specific current research areas are:

  • The design and fabrication of advanced biomaterials surfaces
  • The development of responsive biointerfaces
  • The analysis of biointerfaces and cell-material interactions
  • The biological response to novel surfaces
  • The self-assembly of biomolecules at interfaces

For more information, please visit our group website at the University of Nottingham - Functional Biointerfaces based at the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis (LBSA).