Results about: photosensitive peptides

Laura Nevola spreads her wings for an entrepreneurial adventure

After seven intense years in Ernest Giralt’s lab, Laura Nevola (Benevento, Italy, 1980) is ready to undertake a new challenge in her career. “It’s time to fly on my own,” she says.

A further step towards light-controlled drugs

Researchers in Barcelona discover more potential candidates on the route to tailored, photo-switchable therapies by disproving design limitation

Pioneering breakthrough of chemical nanoengineering to design drugs controlled by light

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and IBEC achieve photo-switchable molecules to control protein-protein interactions in a remote and non-invasive manner.

These tools will serve as a prototype to develop photo-switchable drugs, whose effects would be limited to a given region and time, thus reducing the side effects on other regions.

The article, cover and “Very Important Paper” of Angewandte Chemie, is a highlighted result of the European project “OpticalBullet”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and in which the two institutes participate.