Research Activities within Theme 2
Project 1: Features of biological membranes inspire the design and synthesis of an ordered hierarchically structured hybrid membrane (Aquaporin pore structure), with improved anti-fouling properties via the modification of hydrophilic and charged groups (Kidney endothelial glycocalyx). These membranes are used for bio-separation, nanoparticle sieving and water treatment.
Project 2: Inspired by the nano-confinement effects induced by chaperones on biological guest molecules, we design and synthesize optimized nanoporous materials as hosts for enzymes, for catalytic or therapeutic applications.
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