1 Biological interactions
1.1 Micro-organisms and surfaces
1.1.1 Vectors for active molecules: Synthesis and characterisation of pharmaceutical microspheres for regeneration of dental tissues
1.1.2 Antibacterial surfaces: biofilm formation mechanisms on materials for intraocular lenses; nanosurfaces; use of modified vegetable oils
1.1.3 Antifugic and antiviral textiles : chitosan-based textiles
1.2 Cells and materials
1.2.1 Molecular interactions: study of molecular interactions for diagnostic and therapeutics by surface plasmonic resonnance; molecule-molecule or molecule-nanoparticle interactions.
1.2.2 Biocompatibility : effect of wear particles on osteolysis; test of the biocompatibility of new materials.
2.1 Durability of orthopaedic and dental prostheses: Increase the durability of dental and orthopaedic prostheses made from ceramics (alumina, zirconia, composites). Processing of new materials, study of the degradation mechanisms.
2.2 Bio-inspired ceramics and composites for bone substitution: Bioactive, implantable materials that present good mechanical properties. Processing and characterization of bioactive glasses and calcium phosphates.
2.3 Collagen-baseds devices: Nerve growth tutors and anti-adhesive membranes
2.4 Biocompatible metals: Nickel-free metals, cobalt alloys and single-phase titanium for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications