Protein engineering to study protein self-assembly and to inhibit harmful protein aggregation

Last changed: 04 January 2020

Protein nanofibers provide strength and function to spider silk, bird feathers and barnacle cement.

 However, unwanted protein aggregation (so-called amyloid formation) also occurs in human tissue and is associated with disease. We apply protein engineering to study protein self-assembly processes and to develop inhibitors of amyloid formation and diagnostic tools for amyloid detection.

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