Martinez Group – University of Copenhagen

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Martinez Group

The group of Karen L. Martinez explores innovative interfaces of newly developed nano-tools with biological samples for the development of novel biosensors to be used for pharmacological investigation and diagnostics. Such new methods are developed in the perspective of personalized medicine, providing well-suited therapies (better efficiency and limited side effects).

Emphasis is put on the exploitation of novel nanotechnologies and biophysical techniques for the investigation of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) representing major drug targets.

Research interests

Arrays of nanowires for cellular applications
Biosurface engineering
Proteins on surfaces for functional protein arrays
Toolbox for handling membrane proteins in vitro
G-protein coupled receptor signaling at the nanoscale