24 Jan/2023

Sweet salvation: how a sugar cane pathogen is gearing up a new era of antibiotic discovery

A potent plant toxin with a unique way of killing harmful bacteria has emerged as one of the strongest new antibiotic candidates in decades. The antibiotic, called albicidin, is produced by the bacterial plant pathogen Xanthomonas albilineans, which causes the devastating leaf scald disease in sugar cane. Albicidin is thought to be used by the […]

16 Jan/2023

Professor Heddle awarded Leverhulme International Professorships

We are delighted to welcome Durham University as an associated member of the Unano project, which will become a full member when Professor Heddle’s lab moves there in September 2023. Congratulations to Professor Heddle who was awarded the prestigious 2022 Leverhulme International Professorships by the The Leverhulme Trust Board. He will join Durham University to help establish the Centre […]

25 Nov/2022


People are always at the heart of any project. It is no different with the Unano project. We would like to introduce you to the Unano team behind this challenging but also exciting project run under the aegis of Una Europa. Stay tuned!

14 Oct/2022

Jagiellonian Laurel for prof. Jonathan Heddle

On October 1, during the ceremonial opening of the new academic year at the Jagiellonian University, the Jagiellonian Laurel, the award for outstanding achievements was presented to prof. Jonathan Heddle. Congratulations!

23 Sep/2022

Unano Symposium 2022 – the beginning of a new chapter

During this year’s symposium, the speakers covered topics ranging from artificial protein cages, principles of in silico macromolecular design, possible medical applications of bionanomachines , to considerations of the economic feasibility of the medical use of bionanorobots as therapeutics. This open discussion was an excellent opportunity for us to share the latest research results and […]

19 May/2022


Despite having launched only earlier this year, Unano has already contributed to two publications: Nanoparticles Karolina Majsterkiewicz, Artur P. Biela, Sourav Maity, Mohit Sharma, Bernard M. A. G. Piette, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Szymon Gaweł, Soumyananda Chakraborti, Wouter H. Roos, and Jonathan G. Heddle  Artificial Protein Cage with Unusual Geometry and Regularly Embedded Gold Nano Letters 22, […]

19 May/2022

unano beta site

We are happy to launch the beta version of the site, the full site launches soon pending final updates.