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Research

Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology. The UCD Nanomedicine Centre links research in systems biology, nanoparticle characterisation and imaging, and drug delivery, to help scientists target the most relevant biochemical pathways using nanomaterials.

UCD has a strong expertise in traditional and supramolecular chemistry, which allows researchers to control both the covalent and non-covalent interactions of molecules of interest. This then enables scientists to control the assembly and function of new molecules and molecular clusters, such as fluorophores and nanoparticles. UCD’s computational capabilities model and simulate experimental behaviours to create a predictive framework for novel nanomedical compounds. The overall aim is to create new nanoscale compounds that will further the scientific community’s understanding of fundamental biological processes and ultimately help develop novel medical treatments.