Our lab is focused on Biomimetic Chemistry – the design and synthesis of peptide mimics, the study of their folding into helical structures, and their utilization in various enzymatic functions such as selective recognition and cooperative catalysis.
What do we do?
We are exploring the interactions between organic biomimetic foldamers (peptide mimics) and inorganic species such as metal ions and metal nanoparticles.
Specifically, we are studying peptidomimetic foldamers called “peptoids”, which are N-substituted glycine oligomers. (for further reading click here)