Professor Andreas Schatzlein

University College London

Department: School of Pharmacy
Institution: University College London

Research summary

Our research focus is on the discovery and preclinical/clinical development of targeted anti-cancer drugs and nanomedicines. 

 We are interested in correlating the chemistry and physical-chemistry of novel polymer derived biomaterials and nano-systems with their biological properties and the way the interact with the body, cells and biological barriers. This understanding allows us to optimise the materials with specific therapeutic applications in mind. 

Over the years we have developed a toolbox for the discovery and optimisation of biomaterials based on the precise control of polymer chemistry e.g. of chitosan derived materials. Some of these materials are now fairly well advanced in development including GLP safety studies and clinical development.


bioactive materials, polymers, nanoparticles, drug encapsulation