Our multidisciplinary research program is focused on the development of chemical tools for their use in biomedicine. We typically use peptide platforms as the basis for our designs, because they offer extraordinary versatility and synthetic accessibility. Furthermore, peptides are biocompatible and therefore are ideal for their use in living systems.
One of our main research lines is focused on the development of smart luminescent sensors for a variety of biomolecular processes that are related with several diseases (e.g., cancer, Parkinson's disease, etc.).
On the other hand, we are also interested in exploring the application of peptides as the basis of new active biomaterials that are capable of inducing designed cellular responses.