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Title: A biophysical study of the self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles
Author: Dehsorkhi, Ashkan
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2013
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Diverse families of self-assembling amphiphilic peptides have gained a huge amount of attention in the past decade or so due to their versatility in the development of novel biomaterials. Self-assembly occurs naturally in biological systems such as DNA and has inspired many to design amphiphilic peptides, which can remarkably self-assemble into a range of nanostructures via nonconvalent interactions. The ability to understand the self-assembly mechanism of these molecules can be exploited in the design of more advanced materials with potential applications in biomedicine. This thesis investigates the self-assembly of peptide based amphiphiles and characterises their structure using a range of biophysical techniques.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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