My research interest is found at the crossection between life science and supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition and separation science. Based on rational chemical design, molecular self assembly and imprinting, artificial receptors are designed and used to address life science questions related to molecular biomarker detection and discovery, cell imaging and therapeutics. We also develop robust lipid bilayer mimetics which we explore to obtain ultrasensitive pathogen sensors, as membrane mimetics, and in tissue engineering.