FWO research community

The FWO research community is an international network of academic researchers with a focus on “nanomaterials for drug delivery and in vivo imaging”, sponsored by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).


The research consortium aims to:

  • Stimulate research towards the development of novel nanomaterials that can deliver a broad range of drugs to specific (diseased) tissues
  • Gain fundamental insights into the behaviour of nanomaterials in a biological environment
  • Develop cutting-edge nanomaterials for advanced in vivo imaging
  • Better understand the relation between physicochemical properties of nanomaterials and their biological behaviour
  • Introduce young Flemish researchers in an international network of respected researchers.


The consortium consists of mainly Belgian researchers and some scientists of other West-European countries involved in medical, biophysical, material engineering and biopharmaceutical aspects of nanomaterials.



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contact : prof. Stefaan De Smedt



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