Friday, November 21, 2008: 8:00 AM-10:30 AM
Room 108-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Biomaterials (08b)

#745 - Self-Assembled Biomaterials (08B08)
This session describes the synthesis, design, and characterization of self-assembled biomaterials. This topic includes both materials that self-assemble for biological applications and materials that are constructed from biomolecular components.
Chair:Raymond Tu
CoChair:Harry Bermudez
8:00 AMControlling Microbial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation by Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols Presenting Mannitol Group
Shuyu Hou, Erik A. Burton, Yan-Yeung Luk, Dacheng Ren
8:20 AMTailoring of Self-Assembling Peptide Scaffolds with Biofunctional Epitopes
Ying Chau, Ying Luo, Qianqian Li, Alex C.Y Cheung
8:40 AMSelf-Assembly and DNA Binding Properties of Bzip Peptide Amphiphiles
Rachel S. Marullo, Raymond Tu, Matthew Tirrell
9:00 AMSelf-Assembly of Comb-Rod Dendritic Block Copolymers
Shujun Chen, Paula T. Hammond
9:20 AMStructure and Nanomechanics of Collagen Complexes for Novel Biomaterials
David V. Svintradze, Vamsi K. Yadavalli, Ramana Pidaparti

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