Self-Assembled Peptide Nanostructures: Advances and Applications in Nanobiotechnology, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Self-Assembled Peptide Nanostructures

Advances and Applications in Nanobiotechnology, 1st Edition

Edited by Jaime Castillo, Luigi Sasso, Winnie Edith Svendsen

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324 pages

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The self-organization of bionanostructures into well-defined functional machineries found in nature has been a priceless source of ideas for researchers. The molecules of life, proteins, DNA, RNA, etc., as well as the structures and forms that these molecules assume serve as rich sources of ideas for scientists or engineers who are interested in de

Table of Contents

Theoretical basis of biological self-assembly. Natural and designed self-assembling peptides and their applications in bionanotechnology. Peptide-based materials via molecular self-assembly. Self-assembling peptide nanostructures: towards bioactive artificial protein nanomaterials. Manipulation of self-assembled peptide nanostructures. Applications in bionanotechnology of self-assembled peptide nanostructures. Biomedical applications of assembled peptide and protein micro- or nanostructures. Self-assembling peptides as a new class of medical device for regenerative medicine.

About the Editors

Jaime Castillo-Leon graduated from the Industrial University of Santander (Bucaramanga, Colombia) with a BSc in chemistry. He received his doctorate in 2005 from the Department of Biotechnology at Lund University. His thesis involved the fabrication of electrochemical biosensors for the detection of compounds of biomedical importance using cellular models. Currently, he is assistant professor in the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech at the Technical University of Denmark. His research focuses on micro- and nanotechnologies for the development of biosensing devices for biomedical applications. A strong focus is in the manipulation, characterization, and integration of biological nanotubes and nanofibers with micro- and nanostructures for the development of bioelectronic sensing devices and drug delivery systems.

Luigi Sasso graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BSc (Honors) in chemical engineering. He received an international master's degree in physics and nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark in 2009. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate at the Nano-Bio Integrated Systems group (NaBIS), while working with surface modifications of nanoelectrodes for cellular measurements. His research involves the use of new biosensor materials, with a focus on self-assembled peptide nanostructures.

Winnie Edith Svendsen received her master's degree in physics from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1993, where she received the EOLAS applied research award for excellent research. She obtained her PhD from Copenhagen University and RISo in 1996. She then accepted a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany. In 1998, Dr Svendsen received a talent stipend from SNF (now FNU) and the prestigious Curie stipend from Copenhagen University to establish a research group to design a hyperpolarized gas

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MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Biotechnology