Welcome to the Sleiman Research Group
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Our research group focuses on developing the supramolecular chemistry of DNA, to address problems in both biology and nanoscience. We use this approach to design
new materials for drug delivery, diagnostic tools, antitumor therapeutics, and higher-order DNA structures for the fine organization of materials on the nanometer scale.
A second active area in our group is the synthesis of advanced materials,
using small molecules and polymers as building blocks. We are specifically interested
in designing biomimetic materials, which can undergo self-assembly using non-covalent
interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, van der Waals interactions, or weak
Our projects lie at the interface between synthetic chemistry, biological chemistry
and materials science. They provide students with extensive training in small
molecule synthesis, DNA and polymer chemistry, as well as molecular recognition
and drug design.
Keywords: Supramolecular Chemistry, DNA Chemistry, Synthetic Polymers,
Biomimetic Materials, Molecular Self-Assembly