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Electrochemically Driven Protein/Peptide Assembly
Molecular assembly at surfaces is an approach that is becoming very popular for the fabrication of nano-scale architectures. We are interested in the real-time visualisation of such architectures during their creation. We have developed an electrochemical AFM cell and an electrochemical optical microscope cell which will control the switching between the globular and fibrous states of HbS using electrochemical modulation of oxygen (in collaboration with Mike Horton and Rachel McKendry, London Centre for Nanotechnology). This method will be used to investigate the kinetics, dynamics and orientation of fibre growth. [6] We are also interested in synthesis (in collaboration with Alethea Tabor, UCL Chemistry) of small peptides (50 residues) which can be designed to assemble in specific ways to form organised and regular structures such as fibres, tubes, or spheres, through the manipulation of non covalent interactions. The focus for this project is to investigate the reversible and controlled switching between a soluble protein or peptide into insoluble state by direct electrochemical oxidation or reduction. This project is supported by the IRC in Nanotechnology and UCL Chemistry
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