University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Nanoscale Biophysics Group
- Scope: Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions; role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid monolayers and bilayers in controlling biological processes and diseases; application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology
- Current Research Projects: role of lipid membrane in amyloid toxicity in relation to Alzheimer's Disease; testing amyloid inhibitor drugs using single molecule atomic force spectroscopy, interaction of antimicrobial peptides with lipid membrane and lung surfactant; lipid-based drug delivery systems, developing novel biosensing platforms using lipid membrane and surface enhanced spectroscopy; quantum neuroscience
- Methods: Optical, Fluorescence and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) and AFM-based Force Measurements; Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayer Technique; Surface Plasmon Resonance ( SPR), and Black Lipid Membrane (BLM) techniques.
- Research is funded by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation
- We are actively looking for commercial partners. Please contact Dr. Zoya Leonenko at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Jan. 18, 2023Congratulations to Morgan on PhD Defense!
Congratulations to Morgan on PhD Defense!
- Sep. 1, 2022James Receives Waterloo/Conrad School of Business MBET Entrepreneurial PhD fellowship!
Congratulations to James Livingstone for winning the Waterloo/Conrad School of Business MBET Entrepreneurial PhD fellowship!
- Sep. 1, 2022Irina Receives WIN Nanofellowship!
Congratulations to Irina Bukhteeva for winning the WIN Nanofellowship!