Welcome to the Ulijn Group website. Our lab is focused on the use of simple versions of the molecular building blocks of life to produce materials and systems with controllable structural, photonic, electronic, and biological properties. These properties open up wide-ranging applications in energy, biomedicine, environmental protection, food, cosmetics, and personal care. [Group Members and Full Biography]
We Are Recruiting!
@asrc_gc is seeking to recruit two highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to research systems-based design of biomolecular modalities and materials. Researchers who have experience or interests that bridge computation/theory and experiment are especially encouraged to consider these positions.
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Fibers in Condensates by Design
In this new research, Ankit and Salma designed a multi-component biomolecular condensate capable of stabilizing and confining amyloids in its liquid interior, while they do not form outside the droplets. This was achieved by using a unique amphiphilic design which is part amyloid and part polyelectrolyte co-assembling with other liquid phase separating, charge complementary, polyelectrolytes. The design makes sure that the amyloids are tethered and confined to the liquid interior. This is of significant consequence as a minimalistic design feature for functional, multicomponent condensates that much like cellular environments take advantage of their heterogeneity to direct metabolic processes.[More Papers]