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Wan Ling Wong

Wan Ling

PhD student

Email: w.wong@qmul.ac.uk

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Project Title: The design and engineering of 3D protein encapsulations using modular protein domains.

Summary: Using Repeat Proteins To Create a Toolkit for Synthetic Biology
In this project we aim to design a toolkit of protein modules that can be mixed and matched to build a wide range of novel functional nanostructures/biomaterials. The main component of the toolkit will be designable motifs called repeat proteins. These possess ideal traits for our toolkit - they fold from linked modular 20-40 residue motifs into predictable stacked arrays of controllable size/architecture and they have designable binding activity. Thus, this project will develop repeat proteins as new petide based synthetic components for synthetic biology.

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