Our research lies at the interface between Organic Chemistry, Polymer Science and Life Sciences. We combine organic and polymer chemistry with materials science to develop well-defined multivalent materials that can work at the nanoscale. Control over degree and type of functionality, size and architecture are key goals in the development of functional materials that act as tools in Biology and Medicine. Key applications include sensing and imaging, drug delivery or the development of novel antimicrobials.
The group was established at the University of Birmingham in 2013 by Dr Francisco Fernandez-Trillo (Paco). We are located in the Haworth building, School of Chemistry, on the main campus of the University of Birmingham. In August 2021, we moved to the University of La Coruña, to join the recently established Advanced Scientific Research Centre (CICA).