Functionality and biocompability are the key characteristics of biomaterials used in biomedical applications (e.g. drug delivery, imaging and tissue regeneration).  The self-assembly property of naturally occurring biomolecules, such as polymers, lipids and peptides consisting of these two crucial properties, makes those molecules desirable tools for nanomaterial based approaches.  Our research is focused on  the development of functional nanomaterials of soft matters (such as lipids and polymers),  inorganic nanoparticles (for example; gold, silver, palladium, copper, carbon nanodots and iron oxide) which could be used as template for inorganic nanoparticle synthesis and also as carrier, and targeting moiety in drug delivery and biosensor development.