University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell - Center for Intelligent Biomaterials
The Center for Intelligent Biomaterials is a UML recognized center that carries out innovative basic and applied biomaterials/biosensors research in a number of areas at the interface of biochemistry and Computer Science, Molecular Biology and Polymer Science. Research in bioinformatics and cheminformatics is being pursued to understand properties of proteins and nucleic acids and their interactions with small molecules so that these macromolecules can be incorporated into the design of 'smart' biomaterials and biosensors. Biosensors are also being designed that incorporate the smart properties of whole cells into the signal transduction pathways of the devices. We apply a variety of techniques in Information Technology, Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Biotechnology to the systems under study.