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Conférence Dr Alexey SHAYTAN

Le mercredi 23 mai à 11h en Salle Jean Barriol
Faculté des Sciences et Technologies
Entrée 2A, Niveau 7
 
Le Dr. Alexey SHAYTAN, Faculty of Biology,
Moscow State Lomonosov University (http://www.molsim.org/ashaytan ; contact M. Tarek),
 
donnera une conférence intitulée :
 
"Self-Assembling Nanofibers from Thiophene–Peptide Diblock Oligomers :
A Combined Experimental and Computer Simulations Study"
 
 
 
Résumé. We report herein the synthesis of a novel type of hybrid compound that consists of a poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) functionalized β-sheet peptide sequence covalently linked to an alkylated quaterthiophene moiety [1]. Compounds of this class are highly promising for technological applications because their self-assembly and stimuli-responsive behavior, which is mainly caused by the peptide moieties, combined with the potential semiconducting properties of oligothiophenes provides unprecedented opportunities for the design of advanced materials at the nanoscale in such areas as, for example, organic electronics and sensor design for chemical and biomedical applications. The compound presented herein is experimentally shown to form stable fibrillar aggregates that are visualized by both transmission electron and atomic force microscopy. We developed a theoretical methodology to study the possible intermolecular arrangements and their characteristic features with the help of all-atom MD simulations, while simultaneously incorporating available experimental data into the model. Large-scale atomistic simulations of several fibrillar aggregates with different molecular arrangements were performed. The results of the simulations are compared with experimental data, which leads to the proposition of a likely model for the arrangement of the individual molecules within the observed aggregates.
[1] Alexey K. Shaytan, Eva-Kathrin Schillinger, Pavel G. Khalatur, Elena Mena-Osteritz, Jens Hentschel, Hans G. Borner, Peter Bauerle, and Alexei R. Khokhlov,
ACSNano, 2011, 5, 6894-6909.
 
 

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