Dr Pierangelo Gobbo
BSc(Padua, Italy), MSc(Padua, Italy), PhD(W.Ont.)
Vice Chancellor's FellowSchool of Chemistry
My research group explores the design principles and applications of novel bio-inspired materials. Our research is at the interface of physical-organic chemistry, materials chemistry, and synthetic biology and focuses on the synthesis of novel functional polymers, biopolymers and nanomaterials that can be used to generate artificial cells (protocells) that can self-assemble into tissue-like materials (protocellular materials).
More specifically, we are currently working to develop:
1) New adhesive synthetic protocell membranes
2) The first technologies for the assembly of prototissues with high spatio-temporal resolution
3) Unprecedented forms of metabolism and information processing within prototissues.
Overall, this research aims to address important emerging challenges in bottom-up synthetic biology and tissue engineering, and is expected to lead to practical applications in biomedical engineering, personalised therapy, micro-bioreactor technologies, wastewater treatment and energy related applications.
01/09/2021 to 31/08/2023
01/07/2020 to 30/06/2023
DescriptionPolymers are some of the most important and widely used chemical products in industry and consumer markets, and they find applications in an increasingly wide range of fields from aerospace…
01/02/2020 to 31/07/2020
Spontaneous membrane-less multi-compartmentalisation via aqueous two-phase separation in complex coacervate microdroplets
- E-pub ahead of print