CaireSilva group

bio-inspired chemistry

Our research focuses on developing sustainable chemical methods inspired by the efficiency of biological cells. By creating multi-compartment catalytic structures, we mimic cellular compartmentalization to optimize chemical reactions, reducing the need for toxic solvents and extreme conditions. Our innovative approach uses polymer vesicles, coacervates, and nanoparticles to create robust and functional microreactors. This work not only advances green chemistry but also provides insights into cellular processes, with broad applications in pharmaceuticals, materials science, and biotechnology. Our goal is to pave the way for more efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly catalytic systems.