Scientific potential of the NanoFun project arises from a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary nano- and biotechnological research activities in the range of priority topics of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme: INFO-TECHNO-BIO that encompass new materials and technologies, nanotechnologies, computational sciences, biotechnology, environmental protection as well as basic scientific research for future applications.
- Ultrafast microfluidic systems in biochemical research
- Biotechnology of the cell for medical applications and environmental protection
- Molecular prognostic and diagnostic tests in transplantation and carcinoma
- High-throughput genomics and structural proteomics
- Protein complexes involved in RNA metabolism as targets for nanomedicine
- Signaling pathways for cell migration
- Magnetic particles, microcapsules and ferrofluids magnetic coordination compounds
- Novel nanomaterials grown by pulsed laser deposition
- Biominerals - inspiration for novel biocompatible nanocomposites
- Nanoengineering of geomaterials
Beside the implementation of the preferential directions in basic and applied sciences, the ambition of NanoBioGeo consortium is to provide its expertise to the widest possible circle of customers, beating the barrier separating apparently the natural sciences from some branches of the humanities, e.g. from archeology. The use of modern methods of experimental research, i.e. high-throughput genome analysis and cryoSEM, may contribute remarkably to shed new light on previously unexplained processes associated with the emergence of civilization and the development of human society in Europe and in the Mediterranean region. Therefore, due to our cultural heritage, in addition to the nanobiotechnological projects, the scientific program of the consortium includes also the humanistic-natural topic, carried out jointly by teams of the consortium.