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01/06/2023: Vito promoted to Professor! 

02/02/2023: Vito is awarded the YIP+ grant!

17/01/2023: Paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.!

28/10/2022: Paper in Communications Biology!

26/09/2022:  Camilla Thorlaksen successfully defended her thesis!

02/09/2022:  Two papers from Camilla project accepted in EJPB! See here and here.

09/08/2022:  Vito gives a talk at the Colorado Protein Stability Conference 2022!

19/05/2022:  Hussein Chaaban successfully defended his thesis!

08/04/2022: Paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.!

12/02/2022: Paper in J Controlled Release!

01/11/2021:  Grants from Innovation Fonden and Novo Nordisk A/S!

04/10/2021:  Xin Zhou successfully defended her thesis!


We are a highly interdisciplinary research team performing our activities at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen.


We use tools derived from physics and chemistry to address the complexity of nano- and micro-scale systems of biological relevance. We love working with proteins and peptides with the aim of understanding the physics laws ruling their stability, self-assembly mechanisms, and interactions with both biological interfaces and other biomolecules. We aim at translating this fundamental knowledge into novel high-impact applications, with a main focus on creating advanced materials for nano-medicine and drug delivery, improving safety of protein drug formulations and understanding the etiology of protein-related neurodegenerative diseases.

To achieve our goals, we use theoretical frameworks in combination with experiments mainly based on UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray and neutron scattering and optical and electron microscopies. We work in close connection with both international collaborators in academia, large-scale facilities and national and international industrial entities.

Keywords: Protein materials; Protein Stability and Self-Assembly; Protein-Membrane Interactions;  Drug Delivery Systems;   Models for Self-Assembly; UV-Vis spectroscopy; Trasmission Electron Microscopy; X-ray and Neutron Scattering.

2014  by Vito Foderà Last update: 03/10/2023

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