Staff members with discipline Spectroscopy
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Employing a wide array of spectroscopic techniques, we seek to unravel how intermolecular order influences the optical and electronic properties of conjugated polymers. Find out more about our research by visiting the groups homepage (linked below).
In a biological and biomedical context we have developed a particular interest in using the above techniques (along with other biophysical experiments) to probe the molecular mechanisms of human disease. A particular focus has been on the protein misfolding and aggregation behind Huntington's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Moreover, we have a strong interest in study the behavior of lipid membranes and how they are modulated by protein/peptide-lipid interactions.
We are increasingly applying similar experiments to determine the structure-function relationship of various functional materials. A particular interest in this area is the increasing use of bio-inspired principles to design bio-mimetic functional materials. These include responsive hydrogels, functionalized nanomaterials and other nano-assemblies.