MSE Colloquium: Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

3:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2014
4:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2014
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 205
Non-covalent encapsulation of guest molecules and their triggered release is of paramount importance in the filed of drug delivery. Achieving such release characteristics would have significant implications in applications such as drug delivery and bio-sensing. For example, using proteins as trigger is interesting since protein imbalances are primary bases for most of the human diseases. Custom-designed macromolecules have been utilized for this purpose due to their unique ability of sequestering guest molecules and release them in response to a specific biological trigger. The talk will outline examples of systems that are responsive to enzymes, proteins, and peptides.