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Scott, Fox and Gibson develop 'metallohelical antifreezes'


A collaboration between the Fox, Scott and Gibson groups has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The team were inspired by how small helical antifreeze proteins in Nature enable extreomophiles to survive low temperatures, where other species would not survive. Rather than using traditional peptide/protein chemistry, the team used self-assembled metallohelicates which have similar dimensions to a small alpha helix, and found some which were remarkably potent at stopping ice crystal growth ; a major technological challenge in applications from wind farms, to aircraft to cryopreservation. Modelling studies showed that the underlying activity could be linked the patches of hydrophobicity (water liking) and hydrophobicity (water hating).

Read the paper here

Antifreeze Protein Mimetic Metallohelices with Potent Ice Recrystallization Inhibition Activity

Thu 10 August 2017, 07:57 | Tags: PolymerChem publications Synth&Cat Theory&Sim

Congratulations Eleni Bitziou


Congratulations to Eleni Bitziou and her family on the arrival of their baby daughter Lydia.

Mon 10 July 2017, 16:18

Joy Montgomery's Raleigh adventure featured in Woman and Home


Joy Montgomery has been featured in this months Woman & Home magazine following her recent charity expedition to Borneo.

Tue 04 July 2017, 16:54

Congratulations to Selina Kermode on the birth of her baby boy.


Congratulations to Selina Kermode and her husband on the birth of their baby boy Adam Richard Kermode. Adam was born on the 6th June 2017. We wish them all the very best.

Mon 19 June 2017, 16:53

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