BSc Pharmacology, University of Leeds, UK
MSc Biotechnology, University of Leeds, UK
The engineering of a protein nanocage for biotechnological applications
Dr. Raz Zarivach, Dept. of Life Sciences, BGU
Prof. Robert Marks, Dept. of Biotechnology Engineering, BGU
I am working to engineer a monomer of an existing protein, MamA, to self-assemble into an unnaturally occurring, 24-meric, protein nanocage. A hollow, spherical structure with a diameter of 14 nm, this potentially represents a highly versatile platform for the development of an array of biotechnological tools, including (but not limited to) nanomachines/nano-circuitry, sensors and enhanced enzyme function.