My name is Juliet Gerrard,
and I'm from the University of Auckland.
And today I'd like to tell you about amyloid fibrils as functional Nanomaterials.
You've heard something about amyloid fibrils
from other lectures in this series, but today,
rather than focus on their role in the body or in disease,
I'll be talking you through how you might think of them as
a useful material to use outside the body for a whole range of application.
So, as an outline of my talk,
I'll start up just to orient you and take you through what amyloid fibrils
are and how and why we want to make them.
And I'll just give you a quick taste of the sorts of
applications that are being developed for these materials worldwide.
Then I'll focus on our efforts in my lab to generate
amyloid fibrils from readily available sustainable sources.
And I'll give you a couple of examples of applications that we've worked on in
my lab that really exemplify the strengths of these materials.
First of all as a nanoscaffold for enzyme immobilisation and
then as a template for nanowires and biosensors.