PHAGE-BEADS

Hydrogel-Phage Composite Materials and Droplet Microfluidics

 Coordinatore THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 

 Organization address address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB2 1TN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Keith
Cognome: Cann
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 333 543
Fax: +44 1223 332 988

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 180˙603 €
 EC contributo 180˙603 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-05-01   -   2012-04-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

 Organization address address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB2 1TN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Keith
Cognome: Cann
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 333 543
Fax: +44 1223 332 988

UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 180˙603.20

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emulsion    virus    display    materials    particles    diagnostic    tools    proteins    phage    evolution    droplets    directed   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Virus particles are increasingly used as building blocks for composite materials. Surface modification of these biological nanoparticles can be accomplished by genetic engineering and offers the possibility to combine directed evolution of molecular function with the assembly of more complex materials and devices. Virus display systems, especially phage display, have been extensively used for evolving peptides and proteins capable of specific binding to a diverse range of biomacromolecules and inorganic materials. Recently life science approaches emerged using virus particles as substitute antibodies in diagnostic tools. To harvest the full potential in connecting virus display technology with materials, smart fluid handling approaches must be applied allowing to process high numbers of samples. This project is about combining droplet microfluidics, a technology dealing with monodisperse water in oil emulsion droplets, with phage display. The emulsion droplets represent isolated vessels with volumes in the pico- to nanoliter range and can be split, merged, incubated and sorted at high frequency. In addition, hydrogel matrixes will be applied. They serve as scaffold for phage immobilization and allow to transfer the sample from emulsion to an aqueous phase while retaining compartimentalization. The resulting gel beads will be designed as such that proteins can diffuse freely while the phages are immobilized in the matrix. The concept will be applied for directed evolution of enzymes and the development of novel diagnostic tools.'

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