A DURINT Project via

Defense University Research Initiative on Nanotechnology
Entitled

GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED PROTEINS
FOR FUNCTIONAL NANOINORGANICS

PI: Mehmet Sarikaya
Co-PI: Francois Baneyx



Mission Statement:

Based on lessons from biology, we use combinatorial biology techniques (phage display and cell surface display) to select surface-specific polypeptides with high avidity to materials, and then to use these Genetically Engineered Proteins for Inorganics (GEPIs) for assembling functional nanostructures for optical and electronic applications. We call this polydisciplinary approach Molecular Biomimetics.

Supported by ARO, Topic #2 (2001-2006)