Particles-Biology Interactions Lab

Our laboratory enables particle-based solutions for diagnostics and therapeutics driven by clinical needs. We are active in characterizing, understanding and steering the interaction of particulate materials with human cells or tissues and provide expertise in the interdisciplinary field of particulate materials safety and applications for industry or authorities.

We are a highly motivated team of biologists and chemists with core competences in cell- and molecular biology, material science and chemistry. We pioneered investigations on particle bio-functionalization, particles uptake, accumulation, translocation across biological barriers and their bio-responses. With this we provide key contributions to novel strategies of particles design for drug delivery, imaging or diagnosis.

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Kyrena Schäpper

Kyrena Schäpper
Assistant to Head of Particles-Biology Interactions Lab

Phone: +41 58 765 7664


Welcome to the nano-scale: from science to health applications

12 - 13 September 2019, Empa Akademie

Save the date and join us for the two-day event "Welcome to the nano-scale: from science to health applications".


Wissenschaftsmagazin SRF: Ist Graphene, der vielgepriesene "Wunderstoff", gefährlich?

Our lab's contribution to the discussion of Graphene can be listened to here

(starts at 15min 50s)