Dr. Vladimir Baulin
|Experimental Techniques Platform
|Theory and Simulation Platform
|NA 1 - Colloidal Composites, Gels and Glasses
|NA 2 - Self-assembling and Biomimetic Systems
|NA 4 - Polymer Based Complex Systems
Main focus of the research is the interaction of nano-objects with lipid bilayers and cells. The objective is to understand the mechanisms of translocation of nanoparticles and biomolecules through membranes, design biomaterials able to modify membrane properties, develop cell preservation techniques, study toxicity of nanomaterials. Another line of research is the design and prediction of properties of a new class of antibacterial nanostructured surfaces. The developed theoretical model shows that the mechanical stretching of the membrane by the nanostructures on the surfaces can be the origin of the bactericidal effect. Third direction is the development of highly parallel scientific methods and computation on graphical cards leading to evolutionary optimization for biotechnological applications and applications in image analysis of histopathological slides (https://episenses.com).