Prof Giuseppe Battaglia

Department of Biomedical Science at The University of Sheffield

FedEx at the nanoscale

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Giuseppe, or as most people call him, Beppe holds the chair in Synthetic Biology in the department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. Beppe is one of the youngest Professors in the University and he's been working there for 10 years, combining Physics and Chemistry with Biology to design new ways to improve medical therapy and diagnostics. Beppe is involved in many projects working alongside clinicians to find new solutions to treat diseases such as cancer, motor neuron disease, Parkinson, infection and inflammation - using unconventional ways to deliver drugs into the body. He combines physics and chemistry to make nanoscopic vectors that can pass across different biological barriers and target the diseased areas avoiding side effects and maximising therapy.

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