Biological and Bio-inspired Nanomaterials

Properties and Assembly Mechanisms

  • Sarah Perrett
  • Alexander K. Buell
  • Tuomas P.J. Knowles

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Georg Meisl, Thomas C. T. Michaels, Paolo Arosio, Michele Vendruscolo, Christopher M. Dobson, Tuomas P. J. Knowles
    Pages 1-33
  3. Lanlan Yu, Yanlian Yang, Chen Wang
    Pages 35-60
  4. Line Friis Bakmann Christensen, Nicholas Schafer, Adriana Wolf-Perez, Daniel Jhaf Madsen, Daniel E. Otzen
    Pages 113-159
  5. Victor Lo, Jennifer I-Chun Lai, Margaret Sunde
    Pages 161-185
  6. Martin Humenik, Kiran Pawar, Thomas Scheibel
    Pages 187-221
  7. Lianne W. Y. Roode, Ulyana Shimanovich, Si Wu, Sarah Perrett, Tuomas P. J. Knowles
    Pages 223-263
  8. Reeba Susan Jacob, A. Anoop, Samir K. Maji
    Pages 265-290
  9. Kerstin Göpfrich, Ulrich F. Keyser
    Pages 331-370
  10. Moumita Ghosh, Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Lihi Adler-Abramovich
    Pages 371-399
  11. Li Wang, Zhongyu Li, Cong Xu, Jianhua Qin
    Pages 401-440

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Perrett
    • 1
  • Alexander K. Buell
    • 2
  • Tuomas P.J. Knowles
    • 3
  1. 1.National Laboratory of BiomacromoleculesInstitute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology and BiomedicineTechnical University of Denmark DTULyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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