Microfluidic approach for understanding and development of novel soft materials

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Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich

03.03.2022

Meidan Auditorium and by Zoom

14:30

Our research aims to exploit the power and potential of protein chemistry to unravel fundamental questions in macromolecular self-assembly with a focus on the understanding and development of novel soft materials. The enthusiasm driving our work focusses on the goal of probing the link between functional and disease-associated, protein assemblies by evaluating the biophysical and biochemical properties associated with their process histories. The contribution in this field has been the development and application of an ensemble of methods that combine microfluidic technology, chemistry, physics and nanotechnology in order to formulate the environmental parameters that define the interactions within complex macromolecular systems.

Bio:

Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich is a group leader in the Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science, Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her interests focus on better understanding the structure-property relationship in protein-based materials, which would potentially broaden our understanding of and influence the development of therapeutic approaches for human diseases. She obtained her PhD degree in 2013 at Bar-Ilan University. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2016 she joined the Weizmann Institute of Science as a Senior Scientist.

Host: Asst. Prof. Joshua Grolman

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