The research in our group is focused on measurements of biophysical properties of biological samples. We use an atomic force microscope (AFM) as it offers nanomechanical and rheological measurements in liquid, physiologically relevant conditions at single-cell and molecule levels.
The main research topics are:
- measurements of elastic and rheological properties of living cells and tissues in relation to various diseases
- characterization of the interaction force between single ligand-receptor complexes
- designing of a new biosensor class based on protein micro-matrices
Our pioneering research dating from 1999 makes us a group of highly expert researchers in the domain of AFM applications in biology and medicine.
dr Zbigniew Stachura, 1936-2015, initiator of biological AFM studies in Poland