Product and Process Engineering - Delft University of Technology

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Wellcome to the Boukany Research Lab

Wellcome to the Boukany Lab. The Boukany research group focuses on fundamental and applied topics in soft living matter, with a major emphasis on controlling and understanding the dynamics and transport of DNA into living cells. To do this, we apply cutting-edge micro/nano-fluidic technologies to manipulate and control the DNA and biomolecules for both fundamental biophysical studies and applications, such as non-viral gene therapy, biosensing and cancer therapy. We will employ both experimental and theoretical approaches in our research to understand fundamental issues in a wide variety of applications ranging from micro/nanofluidics, DNA biophysics, molecular rheology to gene therapy.

 

Current research schematic of Pouyan Boukany's research

We will use DNA as a nanotemplate to produce biochips for drug/gene delivery, bio-sensing and medical diagnostic applications and as a model to probe the dynamics of complex fluids. Our research objective is comprised of two main thrusts. The first one is devoted to use nanofluidics-based devices for providing quantitative insights into the fundamental mechanism of drug delivery, disease treatment, gene therapy and response of individual cells to therapeutic/biomolecular reagents. The second one is to understand the molecular dynamics of complex fluids using DNA as a model and advanced visualization techniques. Our interdisciplinary team will focus on new and exciting research in the following areas:

Given the multidisciplinary nature of our proposed research, I will actively seek collaborations with experimental/theoretical scientists in biology, chemistry, biophysics, and chemical engineering. Potential collaborators are encouraged to directly contact me at P.E.Boukany@TUDelft.nl

Student projects

Highly motivated students interested in conducting exciting and rewarding projects are encouraged to contact me at P.E.Boukany@TUDelft.nl