Interaction of Proteins with Solid Surfaces


Dr Paul Mulheran, (paul.mulheran [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk) Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, is using ARCHIE-WeSt to investigate how proteins interact with solid surfaces to understand what the biological response is when a material is introduced to the body. Advances in medical technology will lead to new materials for implants or modified materials to carry out a specific task such as targeted drug delivery. Researchers need to understand how this affects the protein adsorption process. In particular, whether proteins keep their usual biological activity or whether they dramatically change their form and, if so, what side effects this could have.

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