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TOTAL CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS AND BIOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF A DESIGNED SOLUBLE 24 KDA AMYLOID ANALOGUE

Researchers from the team of Protein Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg demonstrated a novel approach to study molecular recognition in amyloids. The findings that have implications for the development of diagnostic tools for protein misfolding diseases are published in Chemical Science and selected by the editors to be part of the 2018 Chemical Science … Continue Reading ››

CO2 coupling on iron parallels ancient biological pathway

Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have discovered a striking similarity between the way carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with metals and the way that ancient microbes use CO2 to build their biomass, providing potential insight into how chemistry on the early Earth foreshadowed biochemistry in the first organisms. The study was funded by the European Research … Continue Reading ››

Enlightening and flexing memories

Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and the University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia), have shown that a carefully chosen blend of a small photoswitchable molecule and a semiconducting polymer can be used to fabricate high-performance memory devices that can be written … Continue Reading ››

Enhancing 2D self-assembly on graphene by chemical functionalization

The research labs headed by Marco Cecchini and Paolo Samorì in ISIS have recently demonstrated that the chemical functionalization of a prototypical PAH (coronene) by perchloro substitution significantly enhances its propensity to form a self-assembled monolayer on graphene. By using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, we showed that perchlorination enhances coronene … Continue Reading ››