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School of the Biological Sciences


Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Ioanna Mela's research focuses on DNA nanotechnology and how it can be used to deliver antimicrobial drugs directly to bacterial targets, and in that way, potentiate their action. 


Research Areas

Antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial drug delivery 
DNA nanotechnology
Bacterial receptors


High-speed atomic force microscopy
Super-resolution microscopy
Correlative atomic force microscopy
DNA nanotechnology

Areas for Collaboration

Aptamer selection
Bacterial imaging


Research Theme