Research stay at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

As a part of German-Croatian bilateral project “Multiplexed characterization platform for nano-bio interface”, project collaborator Rinea Barbir spent three weeks, from 26th November to 18th December, with Nanobiophotonic group led by Prof Dr Wolfgang Frizsche at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) Jena, Germany. She used localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and UV-VIS spectroscopy to study formation of protein corona. With UV-VIS method, she proved the existence of peak shift in silver nanoparticles spectra after interaction with proteins, which is necessary for further LSPR measurements. Using LSPR she was able to monitor in real time adsorption of model proteins BSA, human transferrin (glycosylated)  and transferrin from rice (non-glycosylated) with 80nm spherical gold nanoparticles.

Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček,the leader of the NanoFaceS project, was awarded the yearly award of the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health for the highest number of original scientific papers published in the previous year in the journals indexed in the Web of Science database.

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