Research in the PBS laboratory is currently organised in two major areas allowing to gather the expertise and skills of its members:

Axis 1 – High Performance Polymers

The High Performance Polymers (HPP) axis includes chemists and polymerists. The research activities of this axis are based on innovative syntheses, from the development to the shaping of the obtained materials and the establishment of structure-property relationships of the latter in order to meet societal challenges. The key topics addressed are polymer materials with controlled transport properties, photopolymerization, as well as sustainable and scalable materials. Two teams are involved:


(a) P. aeruginosa PAK biofilm formation (AFM, UMR CNRS 6270); (b) Biodistribution of anti-Staph antibody-carrying and Rifampicin-loaded nanoparticles on an implanted Staphylococcus biofilm (UMR CNRS 6270); (c) Promotion of cell adhesion (murine pre-osteoblasts) on the surface of a titanium alloy functionalized by a biomimetic LbL coating (UMR CNRS 6270)

Axis 2 – Polymer and Living Interactions axis

Understanding and acting on the interactions of polymeric materials with living organisms has now become crucial in a large number of fields, whether clinical (i.e. biomaterials), environmental or industrial. Thus, modulating cell behaviours (of pro- and eukaryotic cells) according to the targeted application (i.e. inhibiting, promoting or directing it) has become the federating research theme of axis P&LI. These themes are studied by the teams:

The presence of chemists, physical chemists, biophysicists, biologists and microbiologists within Axis P&LI allows the development of ambitious collaborative projects while maintaining the specificities of each team.

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