A 1.5 millions euro grant from ERC to Serena Arnaboldi
Our faculty member Dr. Serena Arnaboldi, researcher in Analytical Chemistry, has won an ERC Starting Grant 2021 for 1.5 millions euro to develop her project CHEIR.
The global aim of CHEIR is to achieve with unprecedented efficiency the propagation of chiral information along different length scales, based on the synergy of well-chosen molecular ingredients and physicochemical engineering. The artificial systems here involved can be considered as models for the transmission of chiral information through space. Such ambitious aim could be achieved developing a cargo-towing electro-pump based on chiral conducting polymers for targeted drug‐delivery applications. The combination of four main ingredients, electric field and magnetic field (externally applied), electrical conductivity and enantiodiscrimination capability (intrinsic feature of the object), makes these innovative miniaturized bipolar soft pumps perfect candidates for a multipurpose asymmetric detection. Such striking performance will prepare for the development of innovative systems with high impact in analytical, biological and pharmaceutical fields considering the project interdisciplinarity.
Graphical Abstract of the CHEIR project inspired to the Pac-Man game from ‘80s.
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