Biological and Bio-inspired Nanomaterials: Properties and Assembly Mechanisms

Sarah Perrett (Editor), Alexander K. Buell (Editor), Tuomas P.J. Knowles (Editor)

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This book summarizes naturally occurring and designed bio-inspired molecular building blocks assembled into nanoscale structures. It covers a fascinating array of biomimetic and bioinspired materials, including inorganic nanozymes, structures formed by DNA origami, a wide range of peptide and protein-based nanomaterials, as well as their applications in diagnostics and therapeutics. The book elucidates the mechanism of assembly of these materials and characterisation of their mechanical and physico-chemical properties which inspires readers not only to exploit the potential applications of nanomaterials, but also to understand their potential risks and benefits. It will be of interest to a broad audience of students and researchers spanning the disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and physics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages439
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-9790-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-9791-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology


  • Amyloid fibrils
  • Assembly/self-assembly
  • Bio-inspired Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Nanomedicine and Biotechnology
  • Nanostructured Biomaterials


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