The Biospectroscopy and Interfaces Research Group (BSIRG) focuses on Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, on Fluorescence and Surface Spectroscopies, on Cosmochemistry and Astrobiology, and on the Synthesis of Molecules, Polymers and Nanoparticles, having in view both fundamental science, as well as Health and Industrial Applications.

Key words: Optical and Electronic Spectroscopies, Materials Chemistry and Surfaces, Cosmochemistry and Astrobiology, Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Major Contributions
  • Structural  characterization of amyloid and amyloid-like protein fibers
  • Sensors and OLEDs based on fluorescence
  • Nanoscale organization of biological and biomimetic membranes
  • Detection of extra-terrestrial microbial life

  • Ongoing Activities
  • Characterization of lipid-protein and protein-protein interactions
  • Study and development of novel cationic antimicrobial peptides
  • Development of new bio and nanostructured materials, fluorescent probes and OLEDs
  • Synthesis/characterization of photosensitizers
  • Chemical and spectroscopic study of meteorites and comets
  • Interaction between amino acids and terrestrial soil minerals