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Protein control of soft and hard matter

Dr. Tobias Weidner (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)

Proteins can act as Nature’s engineers at interfaces and manipulate both hard and soft tissue - they can shape biominerals, manipulate cell membranes and sense external stimuli. Despite the apparent importance for engineers working in the fields of implant design, tissue engineering, drug delivery, or diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms behind interfacial protein action have remained largely elusive.

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