15 Apr WEBINAR | PinPointing peptides: Unveiling molecular structure and nanomechanical properties of peptide nanotubes
Groot-Ammers | April 15th, 2021
The self-assembly of short peptides has been recently established as a facile route to various macromolecular nanostructures with promising applications in tissue engineering, biomedical devices and drug delivery.
DATE & TIME
📆 Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
🕔 11:00 – 12:30 (CET)
Some of these nanostructures may also be used as degradable scaffolds for the fabrication of metal nanowires. Self-assembled peptides can form an array of nanostructures including nanofibrils, nanotubes, nanospheres and vesicles dependent on the constituent peptide or environmental conditions during assembly. They also display a range of nanomechanical and, as has been recently shown, strong piezoelectric properties. At the same time, unveiling their molecular structure and mechanism of peptide self-assembly is crucial in understanding the precise molecular routes for medical conditions associated with protein misfolding, e.g. Alzheimer disease.
Therefore, peptide nanotubes and similar structures are ideal objects for correlative AFM imaging – an approach to combine both molecular resolution and nanomechanical/nanoelectrical data within the same experiment. Such approach could lead to the ultimate goal – correlating molecular structure of a peptide nanotube with its functional properties. Something that has not been achieved so far.
During this live webinar Park systems’ will focus on practical aspects of acquiring high resolution and nanomechanical data with both PinPointTM and True Non-ContactTM modes on a range of peptide nanotubes.
The webinar will be presented by Dr. Vladimir Korolkov, Senior Application Scientist at Park Systems UK.