Structural Biochemistry of Macromolecules Group
Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
Colombian Ministry of Science
The group has the objective of investigating peptides with antimicrobial activity and peptides with activity against cancer cells. It also aims to purify proteins such as human BMP-2 for developing bone tissue, human IL-4, and IL-5 for building biosensors. The group uses chemical synthesis and recombinant DNA to obtain peptides and human proteins, correspondingly. The goal is to conduct primary research to understand antibacterial resistance, cancer physiology, tissue development, and cytokine detection.
Research Areas and Topics
- Membrane Biophysics.
- Chemical Physiology.
- Antimicrobial Peptides.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)