Biological Adhesives

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Dr TEKINAY Ayse Begum

Dr Ayse Begum TEKINAY
Bilkent University-UNAM
Bilkent University UNAM, Bilkent
06800 Ankara
Turkey
Tel. +903122903572
Fax. +903122664364
atekinay@unam.bilkent.edu.tr

Expertise

  • Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences
    • nanobiotechnology
    • molecular biology
    • neuroscience
    • regenerative medicine
    • human genetics
WG 2
Dr TOKSOY ONER Ebru

Dr TOKSOY ONER Ebru
Assoc Prof
Dept of Bioengineering
Marmara University
Goztepe Campus
34722 Istanbul
TURKEY
ebru.toksoy@marmara.edu.tr
http://ibsb.marmara.edu.tr

WG3

Research interest
Investigate extremophiles as a potential resource for adhesives, microbial production of bioadhesives, optimization of process conditions, elucidating the potential of levan by Halomonas sp. to be used as a commercially useful adhesive, develop new water-based formulations from exopolysaccharides of extremophilic origin, understanding the mechanism of action of polysaccharide-based adhesives

Specialized technique available in my lab
Bioreactors for microbial production of bioadhesives
DMA, TGA, DSC, FTIR, SEM, EDS, MALDI and similar standard equipment needed for chemical characterization of biopolymers

Additional comment
Our Research Group IBSB would like to initiate collaborations with any group interested in our research. Also, we would like to join WG3 for the mechanical testing of the adhesives that we wish to develop in near future. With the same group, we wish to exchange knowledge on possible mechanisms of action and hence use the outcomes for improved formulations of commercial interest

WG 3
Pr TOMOAIA-COTISEL Maria

Pr TOMOAIA-COTISEL Maria
Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
11 Arany J., Str.
400028 Cluj Napoca
ROMANIA
mcotisel.chem.ubbcluj.ro@gmail.com
http://www.chem.ubbcluj.ro/romana/ANEX/cf/pcas/index.htm

WG1, WG4

Research interest

Design, research and development of multifunctional bionanomaterials based on inorganic materials (calcium phosphates, hydroxyapatite, silicates, zeolites, surface active glasses or diverse oxides), collagen and chitosan, including their structural characterization by X-ray diffraction,  2D- and 3D- AFM and STM, TEM and SEM imaging). These biomaterials possess adequate nanostructure and special mechanical controlled properties, with potential use as efficient scaffolds for cell cultures and in regenerative medicine – as bone substitute. The molecular and colloidal interactions in biological membranes are investigated by developing biomembrane models (mono-, bi- and multi- layers or thin films) – obtained by self-assembly of biomolecules at interfaces – using Langmuir – Blodgett technique (LBT). Used biomolecules are fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, lipids, lecithins, cholesterol, anti-oxidants, carbohydrates, diverse drugs, like anesthetics and anticancer compounds. These studies involve thermodynamics, molecular and supramolecular structure approach with applications in biophysics and structural biology.

Specialized technique available in my lab

IN EXCELLENCE RESEARCH: we have experience in R&D in physical chemistry, colloids and interfaces science, structural analysis of surfaces, using AFM and STM imaging, thermodynamics and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), advanced spectroscopy FTIR and UV-Vis, X rays diffraction (XRD) or molecular modeling in describing supramolecular systems.

EQUIPMENTS:  two scanning probe microscopes: AFM and STM, JEOL; computers network for AFM and STM image processing; BET equipment; UV-Vis spectro-photometer, JASCO; differential scanning calorimeter, DSC, Mettler Toledo; Langmuir-Blodgett technique (LBT), KSV.

Dr TOUBARRO Duarte

Dr TOUBARRO Duarte
Postdoctoral researcher
University of Azores
Rua Mãe de Deus nº 13. Ponta Delgada. S. Miguel - Açores
9500-321 Ponta Delgada
PORTUGAL
duartetoubarro@uac.pt
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/duarte-toubarro/16/324/a0b

WG1

synthesis
imaging
surfaces
materials
biology
aquatic
animals
biomolecules
biomaterials
liquid chromatography
mass spectrometry
proteomics
WG 1
Ms TRAMACERE Francesca

Ms TRAMACERE Francesca
Center for MicroBioRobotic, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Rinaldo Piaggio, 34
56025 Pontedera
ITALY
francesca.tramacere@iit.it
http://mbr.iit.it/

WG3, WG4

Research interest

Study of octopus suckers adhesion mechanisms aimed at understanding and extracting the biological key features useful to design and develop innovative, artificial attachment/detachment systems.

Specialized technique available in my lab

http://mbr.iit.it/facilities.html

 

Dr TRONINO Diana

Dr TRONINO Diana
PhD student
School of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II
Via D. Montesano, 49
80131 Naples
ITALY
diana.tronino@gmail.com

WG1

Research interest

Synrhesis and characterization of bioadhesive materials, bioadhesion in medicine

WG 1
Mr TSIPENYUK Alexey

Mr TSIPENYUK Alexey
Graduate student
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Neve America dorms 190/2
32000 Haifa
ISRAEL
tsipenuk@technion.ac.il

WG2, WG3, WG4

Comment:
I have already successfully completed STSM
(Ref.: ECOST-STSM-TD0906-030713-031885) and the COST MC member Dr. Michael Varenberg is my supervisor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

mechanics
biomimetics
friction
application
engineering
terrestrial
animals
vertebrates
invertebrates
polymers
metals
scanning electron microscopy
light microscopy
peeling tester
profilometry
tribometer
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4

NEWS

2016-11-3

Tue, 2016-11-01

COST CA15216 ENBA

A new COST Action dedicated to biological and biomimetic adhesives is starting on November 1st 2016. The Action is entitled “European Network...

2015-2-2

Fri, 2015-02-06

Interface Focus

The final publication of our Action TD0906 has just appeared as the latest theme issue of the Royal Society journal, Interface Focus: http://rsfs....