Marta Krysmann

Dr. Marta Krysmann

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB140

+44 (0) 1772 89 3502

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Marta is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Marta teaches on the following modules:

  • PJ1100
  • PJ2100
  • PJ4100
  • PJ4101
  • BL1212
  • BL2211
  • BL4217
  • BL4219

NanoPharmaceutics lab

Full Profile

Marta is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Marta studied for the MSc level in Bioorganic Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. During her studies, she went for Socrates Programme at Lund’s University in Sweden where she completed her studies with MSc in Physical Chemistry. After she accomplished her PhD at University of Reading in the UK, she took up the position of Research Associate at Cornell University in the USA. She joined UCLan in 2013.


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Reading University, UK, 2006-2009
  • Diploma Physical Chemistry, Lund’s University, Sweden, 2004-2005
  • M.Sc. Bioorganic Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, 2001-2006

Research Activities

Marta’s current research interests include nanomaterials, in particular: (I) development of novel drug delivery systems and nanocomposites with long lasting antimicrobial finish; (II) development of novel nanomaterials for bioimaging and fluorescent nanotracers (CDots) (III) peptides self-assembly to nanostructures and protein interactions.


  • Nanomaterials for bioimaging and drug delivery
  • Nanomaterials and composite materials with antimicrobial properties

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Year 1

  • PJ1100: Foundation Mathematics & Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
  • BL1212: Bioscience in the News

Year 2

  • PJ2100: Medicinal Chemistry (Module Tutor)
  • BL2211: Practical Skills for Life Sciences

Year 3

  • PJ3101: Drug Development I
  • PJ3997: Research methods and project development

Year 4

  • PJ4100: Advanced Drug Delivery
  • PJ4101: Drug Development II
  • BL4217: Practical techniques in Industrial / Medicinal chemistry
  • BL4219: Pharmaceutical Regulation, Clinical Trials & Pharmacovigilance
  • BL4209: Research Skills


Invited speaker: 4th Annual World Congress of Advanced Materials-2015 (WCAM-2015) May 27-29, 2015, Chongqing, China

Speaker: Nanotech Dubai 2015 International Conference and Exhibition March 16 - 18, 2015, Dubai - UAE

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Nano Pharmaceutics Lab


M.J. Krysmann, V. Castelletto, A. Kelarakis, I.W. Hamley, R. Hule, D.J. Pochan Self-Assembly and Hydrogelation of an Amyloid Peptide Fragment, Biochemistry 2008, 47, 4597-4605

M.J. Krysmann, I.W. Hamley, S.S. Funari, E. Canetta The Effect of PEG Crystallization on the Morphology of PEG/peptide Block Copolymers Containing Amyloid β-Peptide Fragments, Macromol. Chem. and Phys, 2008, 209, 883-889

Krysmann, Marta, Kelarakis, Antonios, Dallas, Panagiotis and Giannelis, Emmanuel P. (2012) Formation Mechanism of Carbogenic Nanoparticles with Dual Photoluminescence Emission. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (2). pp. 747-750.

M.J. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis, E.P. Giannelis Photoluminescent carbogenic nanoparticles directly derived from crude biomass Green Chem., 2012, 14, 3141

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