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7. Gold coated colloidosome by Qian Sun

The water core has a diameter of about one micron and it is surrounded by a polymer shell – the gold particles coating the surface. The aim of the gold coated colloidosome project is to attach proteins to this gold layer and thereby enable biospecificity, and delivery of the encapsulated drugs to sites within the body.

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From PhD student to CEO

15 August 2019

Alumnus founds microcapsule start-up for the product industry

July paper of the month: Christie lab discovers two new enzymes responsible for spore germination

9 August 2019

Researchers from our Molecular Microbiology group have identified two new enzymes responsible for breaking open bacterial spores when they germinate.

Dr Marta Serrani through to semi-finals of the Postdoc Business Plan Competition

8 August 2019

Dr Serrani’s start-up, Polivalve, will look to bring the prosthetic heart valves developed by our structured materials research group to the market.