The Nanobiosystems group's rationale is encompassed by the fundamental stakes of nanobiotechnology. Defined in 2003 (Nat. Biotech., Vol 21 n°10) as being a novel scientific exploratory field that addresses emerging life sciences applications of nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology weighs today more than 7 b€, with more than 200 companies selling over the world roughly 160 different products issued from nanobiotechs' related Intellectual Property.

Empowered by the united human potentials of more than 20 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, following the scientific visions of 10 full time permanent researchers, the Nanobiosystems group relies on a scientific road map that recalls a « DNA like » double stranded structure. Thus, the group aims at tackling BIOLOGY related issues using NANOSYSTEMS. Meanwhile, it aims at tackling NANOSYSTEMS related issues being inspired by BIOLOGY.

Its state of the art activities focusing (for some of them) on

- nanowires for highly resolutive thermometry
- submicron scale liquid phase deposition of various materials
- nanoscale patterning for diffraction based label free detection (limit of detection : 100pM)
- exploring living cells at the nanoscale (yeast, bacteria, fibroblast),

are widely described in this website.

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