Daniel Aili invited to participate in STS Forum in Kyoto, Japan, 30 Sept- 3 Oct 2017

Daniel Aili has been invited to participate in STS Forum in Kyoto, Japan, 30 Sept- 3 Oct 2017.

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum aims to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the new types of problems stemming from the application of science and technology. The forum community will also explore the opportunities arising from science and technology, and address how to remove the barriers to using science and technology to solve the problems facing humankind.

In addition, the “Future Leaders Program” aims to invite as many as 100 young, promising leaders to attend the STS forum Annual Meeting and the special event “Dialogue between Future Leaders and Nobel Laureates”. They can attend all the sessions of the forum and enjoy interactive dialogues in the sessions. They will also reap the benefit of building their network with top world leaders (scientists including Nobel laureates, academics, policy makers, business leaders, journalists and others) as well as their peers.

Paper accepted in Macromolecules

We have a new paper accepted in Macromolecules! Links will be provided to the paper as soon it is available for download.

R. Selegård, Z. Rouhbakhsh, H. Shirani, L. Johansson, P. Norman, M. Linares, D. Aili, P. K. Nilsson, "Distinct electrostatic interactions governs the chiro-optical properties and architectural arrangement of peptide-oligothiophene hybrid materials", Macromolecules, 2017, Accepted.


Robert Selegård to give a talk at the 2017 MRS Fall meeting

Dr Robert Selegård, postdoc in the research group, has been accepted to give a oral presentation at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting that will be held in Boston November 27th - December 1st. The title of the presentation is "Folding driven self-assembly of a stimuli-responsive peptide-hyaluronan hybrid hydrogel" and will be presented at the "BM12—Biomolecular Self-Assembly for Materials Design" symposium.

Excerpt from the conference webpage: "Nature has evolved a variety of creative approaches to many aspects of materials design. One such approach is bio-molecular self-assembly, which represents a simple and efficient route to the construction of large, complex structures. This phenomenon is also a key process in all living organisms where many of the building blocks exhibit a hierarchy of structures that are critical to their functions. One area that is currently receiving significant attention is design of nanostructured and self-assembled materials exploiting the self-assembling properties of natural building block such as de-novo designed peptides and peptoids, oligonucleotides, protein, DNA and RNA molecules as well as their conjugates with synthetic polymer. Significant progress has been made towards understanding the design rules, mechanisms and driving forces behind the self-assembly of these systems. This has led to the design of a new generation of functional and responsive materials for a diverse range of applications, such as tissue engineering, drug delivery, biosensing, microelectronics, templating and energy harvesting.

This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together those working the field of materials design exploiting bio-inspired self-assembly of biological molecules including peptides and polypeptides, peptoids, oligonucleotides, protein, DNA and RNA as well as hybrid materials."