Bio3 - Chemical Life Sciences
Bio3: Biomolecules, Bio-inspired materials and bioanalytical chemistry is located at the Department of Chemistry (University of Oslo, Norway). We are jointly interested in Molecular Interactions, Structure Formation and Cell Signaling, exploring the question What happens at Molecular and Cellular Interfaces and beyond?
Bio3: where chemistry meets biology and materials science
We are interested in studying how medicine and antibiotics can be administrated using nanoparticles using polymer- and peptide chemistry, characterizing interactions using models for cell membranes using optical and scattering techniques, identifying compounds in cells and vesicles using analytical chemistry and analysing high-resolution 3D-structures of proteins, other organic molecules and their interactions using crystallography.
The topics are approached from various research angles and with different technologies, ranging from X-ray crystallography and neutron scattering to mass spectrometry and microfluidics. In fact, technology development, in particular within bioanalytics and biophysical characterization, is an important aspect of our work. Main targets are metabolites, (glyco)lipids, proteins and other (bio)polymers as well as novel materials inspired by nature.
Bio3 provides an open and positive research environment, where the different backgrounds and expertise of its members leads to cross-fertilization and collaboration at its best. Research fields span the development and applications of novel separation/detection technology, the synthesis and characterization of novel bio-inspired materials, and the structure/function analysis of medically important biological systems.
Who are we
Professor Ute Krengel (Structural biology; Leader)
Professor Elsa Lundanes (Analytical chemistry; Deputy Leader)
Professor Carl Henrik Gørbitz (Head of the UiO:Lifescience initiative)
Professor Steven R. H. Wilson (Bioanalytical chemistry)
Associate Professor Reidar Lund (Biosoft matter)
Associate Professor Irep Gözen (Biophysical chemistry)
Associate Professor Nikolina Seculic (Structural biology and chromatin)
Senior Lecturer Hans-Petter Hersleth (Protein crystal spectroscopy)
Professor Emeritus Bo Nyström (Polymer chemistry)
Post docs, PhD-students, M.Sc.-students og project students
Master projects and Undergraduate Projects
We can offer Master projects within bioanalyical chemistry, polymer chemistry, soft matter, protein crystallography, crystallography, molecular biology and protein chemistry. We also offer projects for bachelor students (KJM3010 og KJM3020) within the areas decsribed above.