Project collaborator Barbara Pem stayed as a guest researcher at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK from April 15th to July 5th 2019. She was conducting a project “Interaction of metallic nanoparticles with biothiols – experimental vs. molecular dynamics approach” under the supervision of Prof Lang Tran.
The project combined the theoretical and experimental approach to the research of the nano-bio interface. It involved the study of the binding of biothiols and proteins to the surface of metallic nanoparticles and the impact of molecular corona on the oxidative activity of nanoparticles in vitro, while the complementary simulations were conducted in silico. The three-month reseacrh visit was funded by British Scholarship Trust.