Lab visit to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


The main goal of Łukasz Richter lab visit in a group of prof. Francesco Stellacci „The Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory” was the continuation of the project started during his previous visit to that group. The project focused on the development of charged nanoparticles and compounds for bacteriophage deactivation. Such prepared nanoparticles will be very useful against common and extremely dangerous phage infections in the biotechnology industry. The created solution will not only increase the safety of bio-related products but also decrease financial losses caused by such infections.

Łukasz was able to perform additional experiments focused on the analysis of the influence of gold nanoparticles covered with charged ligands on bacteriophages T4, T7, MS2, and M13. The lab visit allowed not only to strengthen the collaboration between IPC PAN and world-class university EPFL but also concluded previous research and will be summarized with the manuscript.


Łukasz Richter


Aug.11 – 30, 2019


École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.