Manipulation, spatio-temporal control, and hierarchical order of proteins are major goals for the next generation of functional biomaterials. However, the capacity to accurately control self-assembly of these building-blocks across scales with significant spatial and temporal control is still limited. Here we present a protein/peptide self-assembling system that exhibits hierarchical architecture, controlled assembly capabilities, adhesion to surfaces, self-healing, and the capacity to undergo morphogenesis into complex geometries with high spatio-temporal control. We demonstrate the potential of the system for fabricating bioactive and biomimetic scaffolds for tissue engineering.
|Original language||English GB|
|Title of host publication||Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. Conference Abstract: 10th World Biomaterials Congress. doi: 10.3389/conf. FBIOE|
|State||Published - 2016|