Chemical Biology and Biocatalysis
Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica CSIC (ICP)
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER
The project consists in the development of new artificial adhesives proteins. The bioadhesives actually have gained a great deal of attention as biomaterials in tissues and biomedical engineering. Here we proposed to design new stable and biocompatible bioadhesives by selective chemical modification of a well-known protein (albumin) with tyrosine molecules for the posterior enzymatic selective oxidation to L-DOPA (key agent for adhesion process).
Jose Miguel Palomo