REIN ULIJN, Director of the the Nanoscience Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
Seminar: Design Principles for Peptide Materials with Life-Like Properties
Host: Cecília Roque
I will share a number of concepts that are researched in my lab, including our approaches to map and search the peptide sequence space for function (1-3), the development of materials that change their properties upon exposure to metabolites (4), and dynamic peptide crystals that respond to changes in humidity (unpublished).
References: 1 Lampel, et al., Science, 2017, 356, 1064.; 2. Pappas, et al., Nat. Nanotechnol., 2016, 11, 960.; 3. Frederix, Nat. Chem., 2015, 7, 30-37.; 4. Kumar, et al., Nat. Chem., 2018, 10, 696-703.
Rein Ulijn's research is focused on bioinspired nanotechnology. He came to CUNY in 2014 to as founding Director of the Nanoscience Initiative at CUNY's Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). He gained his MSc degree in Biotechnology at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde and postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. He held faculty positions at the Universities of Manchester and Strathclyde, UK before joining CUNY in 2014. Prof Ulijn has held several personal fellowships and has won a number of awards, including the Royal Society of Chemistry's Norman Heatley Medal, Royal Society Merit Award and he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center, CUNY is a world-leading center of scientific excellence, which elevates scientific research and education at CUNY and beyond through initiatives in five distinctive, but broadly interconnected disciplines: nanoscience, photonics, neuroscience, structural biology, and environmental sciences. The ASRC promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary research culture where renowned scientists advance their discoveries using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge core facilities.