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Front Cover News!
Meghan's research article on the anti-microbial effects of morphologically different peptide nanostructures produced via intracellular biocatalytic self-assembly has been published on the front cover of Biomaterials Science.
Read the article here.
In Sisir's latest paper, as published in JACS, we demonstrate supramolecular peptide nanofibers that display dynamic instability, i.e. they are formed by competing assembly and dis-assembly reactions, where assembly is favoured away from equilibrium. Non-equilibrium nanostructures of this type mimic the dynamic gels found in natural systems and may provide suitable components for future adaptive nanotechnologies.