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People Professor Sonia Contera

Associate Professor in Biological Physics and Nanomedicine, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Associate Professor in Biological Physics and Nanomedicine

Sonia Contera was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology for Medicine, which was part of the Oxford Martin School from 2008-2013. She remains connected with the School through her role as an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow.

Linking biological physics with bio/medicine using nanoscience. - Nanophysics for medicine, (drug-delivery, nanocomposites for tissue engineering, biosensing). - Physics in biology at the nanoscale (cell mechanical properties, single molecule nanomechanics, membrane protein biophysics, DNA nanomechanics, molecular motors, membrane biophysics) - Molecular forces in biology, physicochemical interactions at bionano-interfaces, nanostructure/biomolecule/cells interactions - High-resolution/high-speed/ atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning probe microscopy in biology, mechanical properties mapping. - Force spectroscopy - Interfaces: nanostructured surfaces/liquid-solid interfaces, nano-bio interfaces.

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Associate Professor in Biological Physics and Nanomedicine, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow