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Research Programmes

The NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN) focuses on interdisciplinary research bridging science, engineering and medicine to develop nanotechnology enabled therapeutic and diagnostic platforms for combating diseases including skin, ocular, cardiovascular and endocrinological diseases. NNIN will advance research aimed at improving the efficacy of existing drugs and therapies, while enabling earlier and more rapid detection of diseases.

The NNIN’s research activities are focused in the following areas:

​Nanomaterials for the Treatment of Skin Diseases and Disorders
​Self-management of Abnormal Scars with Spherical Nucleic Acid Technology
NTU Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Xu Chenjie
​Ultra-small Nanoparticles-Based Platform for Photodynamic Skin Cancer Therapy
NTU Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Zhao Yanli
​An Integrated Antibacterial Nanotherapy for Infections of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
NTU Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Chen Xiaodong
​Nanofiber-Encapsulated, Anti-Infective Agents for Treatment of Bacterial Skin Infections
NTU Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Cho Nam-Joon
 
​Theranostic Nanomaterials in Biomedicine
​Nanoparticle Therapeutics for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Edema
NTU Principal Investigator: Professor Freddy Boey
​Nanotechnology to Diagnose, Prevent, and Treat Cardiovascular Disease
NTU Principal Investigator: Professor Subbu Venkatraman
​Development of Protein-based Platform Technology Enhance Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NTU Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Sierin Lim
 
Advanced NanoBiosubstrates​
​A Bottom-up Proteomic Approach to Address Protease Activity in Biomimetic Polymer Membranes
NTU Principal Investigator: Professor Bo Liedberg
​3D Liver-Specific Synthetic Scaffold Systems for Hepatocyte Differentiation and Disease Modeling
NTU Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Tay Lay Poh
​3D Printing of Electro-Curing Nanocomposite Living Electrodes for Cardiac Tissue Regeneration
NTU Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Terry W.J. Steele