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Ms Linke Wu

Linke

PhD student in peptide-based engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene coupling

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Peptide-based engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene coupling

This project will explore the functionalization of two important biopolymers, hyaluronan and heparin, with short peptide sequences via thiol-ene chemistry. Such platform will be used for the generation of peptide-biopolymer hydrogels and the assembly of novel biomembranes with tunable mechanical properties. The use of the resulting biomaterials for tissue engineering will be explored.

Interests: Travelling, food and reading.

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