Anthony Redjem started his PhD in March 2010 and is a member of the BioNanomaterials group. He is working in a large scale integrated European Project, Nanodiara, which involves superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) as diagnostic tools for the detection of early stages of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In collaboration with EPFL and Arrayon Biotechnologies, Anthony studies surface functionalization pathways to enable specific and sensitive capture of different biomarkers in vitro.
In addition, Anthony is working on a new approach to couple Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) with very high affinity to the surface of SPIONs. The synthetized polymer is functionally activated at its extremity. The grafting of the polymer is ensured by a linker for a high affinity.