Université de Fribourg

Colloidal transformations in ms2 virus particles: driven by ph, influenced by natural organic matter

Watts, Samuel ; Julian, Timothy R. ; Maniura-Weber, Katharina ; Graule, Thomas ; Salentinig, Stefan

In: ACS Nano, 2020, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 1879–1887

Enteric viruses, such as enterovirus, norovirus, and rotavirus, are among the leading causes of disease outbreaks due to contaminated drinking and recreational water. Viruses are difficult to remove from water through filtration based on physical size exclusion—for example by gravity-driven filters—due to their nanoscale size. To understand virus removal in drinking water treatment ...

Université de Fribourg

Multifunctional nano‐biointerfaces: cytocompatible antimicrobial nanocarriers from stabilizer‐free cubosomes

Zabara, Mahsa ; Senturk, Berna ; Gontsarik, Mark ; Ren, Qun ; Rottmar, Markus ; Maniura-Weber, Katharina ; Mezzenga, Raffaele ; Bolisetty, Sreenath ; Salentinig, Stefan

In: Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, p. 1904007

The rational design of alternative antimicrobial materials with reduced toxicity toward mammalian cells is highly desired due to the growing occurrence of bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics. A promising approach is the design of lipid‐based antimicrobial nanocarriers. However, most of the commonly used polymer‐stabilized nanocarriers are cytotoxic. Herein, the design of a...

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Stem cell plasticity, osteogenic differentiation and the third dimension

Rottmar, Markus ; Håkanson, Maria ; Smith, Michael ; Maniura-Weber, Katharina

In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2010, vol. 21, no. 3, p. 999-1004