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Engineering Protein-based Supramolecular Nanomaterials as Alternative Antibacterial Agents

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posted on 2023-01-16, 10:26 authored by Christian K. O. Dzuvor

The emergence or increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance represents a global public health concern and has stimulated urgent demand and research into developing alternative approaches or solutions. Owing to their desirable characteristics such as high biocompatibility, biodegradability, enhanced bioavailability, structural stability and functional versatility, protein-based nanomaterials/biomaterials have gained considerable attention for biomedical and biotechnological applications including drug delivery, cancer therapeutics, vaccines, immunotherapies, biosensing and biocatalysis. However, the development of these notable protein nanostructures as next-generation antibacterial candidates has not been achieved to date. Herein, this thesis explores a novel class of protein-based nanomaterials with tailored morphologies as alternative antibacterial agents.

Author requested conversion to open access 13 Jan 2023


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Lizhong He

Additional supervisor 1

Victoria S. Haritos

Additional supervisor 2

Hsin-Hui Shen

Additional supervisor 3

Bhuvana K. Shanbhag

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Chemical & Biological Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering

Author converted thesis to Open Access