One of our specific research goals is to provide new fundamental discoveries on surface-mediated biomolecular interactions in their native biological environments. Molecular mechanisms of undesirable nonspecific adhesion of biomolecules and cells to surfaces, i.e. “(bio)fouling”, is examined at molecular level using tailored low-fouling functional coatings and advanced experimental techniques combined with theoretical predictions. We investigate complex relationships between artificial surface properties and complex real-world biological samples. Our research efforts focus also on surface effects of behaviour of living cells in biological media.
Head figure: Illustration of polymer brush coating in contact with undiluted blood plasma.