Colloid: a mixture of microscopically dispersed insoluble PARTICLES suspended throughout another substance. The PARTICLES, usually inanimate, have different physical and chemical properties, which determine their characteristics.
BIOcolloid = a mixture of CELLS ! I.e. live particles that sense the environment, respond to it and change with time. Meaning, they are a bit more complex to study and understand. All hands on deck!
NEWS FROM THE LAB
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
Bacterial Cell Surface Modification
Construction of Artificial Consortia
Microbial Cell Carriers
Physiology of bacterial cells
Cell and molecular sensors
APPLIED KNOWLEDGE FOR
THE TOOLS WE USE
PARTICLE SIZE & CHARGE CHARACTERIZATION
CELL ENTRAPMENT & ENCAPSULATION
ELECTROSTATIC MODIFICATION OF SURFACES
CUSTOM MADE MICROFLUIDICS
TIME LAPSE FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY & EDS
GAS & LIQUID CHROM. MASS SPECTROSCOPY
FLOUR. & LUMINESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY
REAL-TIME QUANTITATIVE PCR
Head of the Lab for Colloid Biology
PhD in Microbiology
Establishing the new scientific field - Colloid Biology
PhD. in Molecular Biology
Working on bacterial communities, genes & genomes
PhD in Material Sciences
Working on design and development of nanomaterials for a hybrid of bio-photo-electrochemical system for detritiation of light-water and simultaneously H2 generation.
M.Sc. in Biology
Working on dynamics of artificial biofilms
Msc in Microbiology
Working on environmental applications of colloid biology
Allwin Mabes Raj
Msc in Zoology (spl. Biotechnology)
Working on Nanobiosensors for methylmercury detection
Working on the attachment of photosynthetic microorganisms to semiconductors to improve tritium separation
Studying the relations of particle size and microbial biofilms.
Working on characteristation of antimicrobial activity of bacterial isolates
SurfBio Innovation Hub - Visiting researchers
Former Lab Members
Farzaneh Hosseini, Msc in Chemistry - Worked on microbe driven enrichment of tritium
Anatolii Abalymov, PhD in Biotechnologies - Worked on development of materials for tissue engineering, lab-on-chip systems, nano- and microparticles for bacterial isolation and community structuring
Urša Lovše, Msc. Biochemistry - Worked on the optimisation of bacterial genomic DNA isolation for nanopore sequencing and sequence analysis of selected strains [Msc. Thesis | PDF | language: slovene]
Nada Verdel, PhD chemical technology - Worked on bioremediation of wastewater from papermills and construction of waste degrading artificial bacterial consortia.
OUR CLOSE COLLABORATORS @ JSI
Laboratory for radiochemistry
Laboratory for analytical chemistry - Organic Analysis
Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
Raghuraj S Chouhan
Laboratory for nanomateials
Department of Environmental Sciences Head
PUBLICATIONS - LATEST
Modification of bacterial cells for in vivo remotely guided systems
RYBKIN et al.
Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 2023, vol. 10
Nanofibers with genotyped Bacillus strains exhibiting antibacterial and immunomodulatory activity
GRILC et al.
J of controlled release. 2023, vol. 355
Advances in experimental and computational methodologies for the study of microbial-surface interactions at different omics levels
GONZÁLES-PLAZA et la.
Frontiers in microbiology. 2022, vol. 13
Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active bacterial detection by Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly all-nanoparticle microcapsules.
LI et la.
Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2022, vol. 650
PROJECT NEWS & UPDATES
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