SAS Banner
SAS Mobile Banner

Events

Events Calendar

Professor Akif Tezcan
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 03:30pm - 04:30pm
 

akif headshot c2459Professor Akif Tezcan

University of California, San Diego

Tuesday May 22, 2018

3:30 PM, WL 260

"Protein Self-Assembly by Chemical Design"

Proteins represent the most versatile building blocks available to living organisms or the laboratory scientist for constructing functional materials and molecular devices. Underlying this versatility is an immense structural and chemical heterogeneity that renders the programmable self-assembly of proteins a highly challenging goal. To circumvent the challenge of designing extensive non-covalent interfaces for controlling protein self-assembly, we have endeavored to use bonding strategies based on fundamental principles of inorganic and supramolecular chemistry. These strategies have resulted in discrete or periodic protein architectures that are highly ordered yet dynamic and stimuli-responsive, and possess emergent functional and physicochemical properties. In this talk, I will present some of the such protein-based materials constructed in our laboratory.

 

Contact Us

IMG 0574home 92b8a

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
123 Bevier Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Main Office Phone:
848.445.8699