(Held on September 2nd) 18th Lecture on Molecular Engine/4th WRHI SatelliteLab Seminar
We are pleased to announce seminar by Dr. Christopher D. Snow(Colorado State University).
Date/time : September 2nd, 2019 16:00～17:30
Title : “Engineered Protein Scaffold Crystals for Sensing, Delivery, Hybrid Materials, and Structure Determination”
Abstract: Engineering protein crystals offers a less explored pathway to create and test the properties of highly precise nanostructured materials. To avoid the technical challenge of forming crystals from diverse proteins, we instead grow scaffold crystals with large nanopores (~13 nm diameter) and stabilize the scaffold using covalent crosslinks. The resulting “molecular pegboard” materials can capture and organize functional guest molecules: enzymes for catalysis, fluorescent proteins for sensing, DNA for barcoding, and inorganic particles for hybrid materials. Unlike other porous materials, a crystalline scaffold may ultimately organize guest molecule with sufficient precision so as to allow structure determination via X-ray diffraction.
Venue : B2-building 426-room(Suzukakedai campus)