[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170103531]
Researchers A/Prof Christian Doonan; A/Prof Christopher Sumby; Dr Stephen Bell; Prof Paolo Falcaro
Brief description This project aims to understand the chemistry that governs the crystallisation of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) around functional biomacromolecules and explore these bio-composites’ uses. Functional biomacromolecules, such as proteins, could be applied to biotechnology and Industrial biocatalysis. The project will develop MOF-encapsulated biocatalytic platform materials that allow inherently fragile biomacromolecules to remain active in conditions needed for industrial processes. This project could advance the widespread commercial application of biocatalysts and biosensors.
Funding Amount $412,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects