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.



Our research activities

Particle – biofunctionalization

Particle – biomolecule and cell interactions

Particle – biological barrier interactions

Kyrena Schäpper

Kyrena Schäpper
Assistant to Head of Particles-Biology Interactions Lab
Maternity leave until April 2017

Phone: +41 58 765 7664