Title: 'Colloids as a model system for proteins at interfaces'

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Title: 'Colloids as a model system for proteins at interfaces'

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 5th December 2016
  • Speaker: Rudi Mears (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Proteins are a diverse class of polymers which are ubiquitous in nature. We aim to improve the understanding of how protein properties relate to their ensemble interfacial behaviour by employing colloids as a model system. In this talk I will describe my work on sterically stabilised poly(methyl methacrylate)(PMMA) particles at the water/dodecane interface, focusing on pendant drop tensiometry to probe the effect of changing particle size.

About Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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