Background and activities

Biological effects of polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery - from single cell to whole body distribution

Encapsulation of drugs in biocompatible nanoparticles has shown promise in improving the efficiency and bioavailability of important therapeutics, like anti-cancer drugs and antibiotics. The process of implementing these new strategies in clinical use requires extensive characterization, optimization and development. My PhD project do therefore seek in-depth knowledge on how polymeric nanomedical particles interact with biological systems. This involves degradation, cellular uptake and toxicity, nanoparticle distribution and drug release in vivo

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Brakstad, Odd Gunnar; Hyldbakk, Astrid; Zahlsen, Kolbjørn. (2014) Biodegradation of nitramines in water. 2014. ISBN 9788214057355. SINTEF Rapport.