Molecular sciences

Molecular sciences


Host Department
Department of Chemical Sciences



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


Nucleic acid (NA) has broad clinical applications in treating diseases. However, free-form NA undergoes rapid enzymatic degradation. The present study uses bioconjugation to yield polyplexes with a protected structure that will replace the low-performing NA delivery systems in use.



Short Bio

Joachim Arikibe holds BSc and MSc in Chemistry from Kaduna State University, Nigeria, and the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, respectively. A QECS alumnus and Erasmus Scholar with research interest in biomaterials for drug delivery

Topic assigned to
Joachim Arikibe


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