Prof. Dr. Oya Tagit
Head of the Group Biointerfaces, Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) & Executive Committee Member; University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Life Sciences - Institute of Chemistry and Bioanalytics
BioProf.Dr. Oya Tagit is the head of the Biointerfaces Group at FHNW and executive committee member of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. She obtained her PhD at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands and did research in several countries (Singapore, France, Netherlands, Ireland) prior to moving to Switzerland. Her research aims to address the unmet biomedical needs in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease with engineered nanoparticles tailored for the desired biological targets and functions. Her group utilizes an interdisciplinary approach at the interface between materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and biology for bench-to-bedside development of optical and magnetic detection probes, (pre-)clinical imaging agents, and drug delivery systems based on inorganic and polymeric nanoparticles. The diagnostic and therapeutic performance of these nanoparticles are studied in vitro and in vivo using advanced imaging and cell culture techniques and disease models.