How can nanotechnology address medical problems?

08 August 2012

Portrait of Professor Sonia Contera

with Professor Sonia Contera
Professor of Biological Physics

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow 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. Sonia is Professor of Biological Physics at the University of O...

Microscopes with nanometer resolution can test the mechanical properties of cells. Nanoscale 'scaffolds' that mimic the cellular matrix of cells in the body can help regenerate tissue, improve healing mechanisms, and even train the immune system. Sonia Contera describes her work in nanotechnology.