Welcome to the Ulijn Group website. The work in our group is focused on the development of minimalistic molecular materials and systems that are inspired by biology and have unique properties, such as adaptability, molecular recognition and programmability. These properties open up exciting new applications in wide ranging areas ranging from biomedicine to nanotechnology. [Group Members and Full Biography]
Nanoscientists Move into the New ASRC Building
After a decade of planning, the ASRC building has been completed. Today, the first researchers of the Nanoscience Initiative, under direction of Dr Rein Ulijn, have moved into the building. [Read more]
Peptide gel discovery tools published in Nature Chemistry
In Pim's latest paper, in collaborative work with the Tuttle group, we have developed new tools to screen the peptide sequence space, and used these methods for discovery of functional tripeptides that form stable gels. These simplified biological gels have potential applications in food science, cosmetics and biomedicine.