9360-0233/02 – Nanomaterials for medical and pharmaceutical applications (NFA)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Within the course the student will gain an overview of the possibilities of using nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. He will be acquainted with the main types of nanomaterials, which are used for medical applications, especially in the field of drug preparation and drug transport, antimicrobial materials, biosensors, gene therapy, imaging methods, nanorobots and diagnostic tools.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Within the course the student will acquire knowledge about applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in medical and pharmaceutical field. Inorganic and organic materials will be studied, including carbon nanomaterials and polymeric materials and their potential for pharmaceutical, antimicrobial and medical applications such as diagnostic imaging, gene therapy, biosensors, etc. Attention will also be paid to toxicological aspects of nanomaterials. in this area and current legislation relevant to this topic.

Compulsory literature:

Aguilar, Z.. Nanomaterials for Medical Applications. 1st ed. 2012, Elsevier, pp. 544, ISBN: 9780123850898 Merkus, Henk G., Meesters, Gabriel M. H., Oostra, Wim (Eds.) Particles and Nanoparticles in Pharmaceutical Products. 2018, Springer International Publishing, pp. 446. ISBN: 978-3-319-94173-8 Jince, T., Sabu, T., Nandakumar, K., Jiya, J. Nanoparticles in Polymer Systems for Biomedical Applications. 2018, Apple Academic Press, ISBN: 9781351047876 Muñoz-Bonilla, A., Cerrada, M., Fernández-García, M. (Eds.) Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity: From Synthesis to Applications. 2015, RSC Publishing, pp. 410. ISBN: 978-1-84973-807-1

Recommended literature:

Carrara, S. Nano-Bio-Sensing. 2014, Springer-Verlag New York Inc., pp. 248, ISBN:1489993037 Malsch, N.H. Biomedical Nanotechnology. 2019, CRC Press, pp. 232, ISBN: 9780367392994

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of the achieved study results will be carried out by evaluation of the quality of the seminar work and subsequently by an oral exam.


Other requirements

The student will master the basics of the subject, it will be proved at the exam. And he will elaborate seminar work.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Potential of nanomaterials for biomedical applications - introduction Inorganic nanomaterials for biomedical applications Organic nanomaterials for biomedical applications Carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications Polymeric materials and dendrimers Biocompatibility and functionalization of nanomaterials Nanoparticles of drugs Targeted drug transport Gene therapy Imaging methods Nanobiosensors Nanomedical devices Nanotoxicology and measures Legislation requirements

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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