New publication

Congratulations to Conor, whose paper “Phosphorescent oxygen-sensing and singlet oxygen production by a biosynthetic silk” was published in RSC Advances.

This work shows that porphyrin-based macrocycles can be incorporated into honeybee silk proteins. These functionalised silk films combine the useful properties of the macrocycles, such as their ability to produce antimicrobial singlet oxygen when exposed to light, with the useful properties of honeybee silk films, such as biocompatibility and stability. These materials have potential biomedical applications, in antimicrobial wound dressings, for example.


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