Design of protein nanosheets at liquid-liquid interfaces
My project focuses on the design of protein nanosheets at the interface between two liquids. I am studying the slef-assembly processes controlling the formation of protein nanosheets and regulating their mechanical properties. In particular, I use a combination of interfacial rheology, AFM and electron microscopy to characterise the mechanics and structure of these nanomaterials. In turn, I study how the mechanical properties of the resulting interfaces controlls cell adhesion and stem cell fate.
Interests: My research interest is in nanoscience, particularly applications in bioengineering and medicine. I like sampling food from different cultures, cooking, dancing, reading and travelling.