Katarina Edwards Group - Colloid and Interface Chemistry
Our research within colloid and interface chemistry is focused on soft surfaces and colloidal systems formed by lipids and surfactants. An overall aim of the investigations is to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that govern molecular interactions, membrane properties and structural transformations in systems containing liposomes and related self-assembled lipid structures. The projects are as a rule inspired by issues of biological or medical/pharmaceutical relevance, and the information gained from the fundamental studies is often utilized in more applied sub-projects. In particular, we develop and characterize systems designed in order to obtain efficient nanocarriers for controlled drug delivery, as well as improved model membranes and sensor surfaces for biomolecular analysis.