Biomolecule Protection

Our group has been developing strategies for the encapsulation and protection of biomacromolecules such as proteins, enzymes and DNA. Our approach encapsulates biomacromolecules in a protective coating within seconds in aqueous conditions at room temperature. The coatings used are composed of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a class of novel crystalline material that our research group has significant expertise in synthesising. Remarkably, we found that the metal-organic framework coating protects proteins and enzymes from environments that typically lead to denaturation and inactivation.

Recent contributions include: