15/07/2020: Papers accepted in JPCL and ACS AMI!

28/03/2020: Paper accepted in J. Colloid and Interface Science!

05/02/2020: Vito gives a talk at the APV Workshop on Protein Stability in Germany

08/01/2020: Paper accepted in ACS Applied Nano Materials!

20/12/2019: Grant for establishing the SAXS facility at the FARMA campus!

14/11/2019: Paper accepted in J. Colloid and Interface Science!

25/10/2019: Master Student day at the Dept. of Pharmacy. Come and join us!

01/10/2019: Vito and Dirk give a talk at the FisMAT conference in Italy

13/09/2019: Inspiring Isbuc annual meeting.

We are a highly interdisciplinary research team performing our activities within the Drug Delivery and Biophysics of Biopharmaceuticals group and in collaboration with the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery (BioDelivery) 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:04/08/2020