Our Paper: Silk Reconstitution Disrupts Fibroin Self-Assembly

2015-09_silk-reconstitution_landscape.jpg The strong fibers made by silkworms and spiders are the basis for new green materials to replace plastics and other materials. In a recently published paper, we used a very powerful microscope to visualize at the level of individual molecules how processed silk behaves different from its natural counterpart.

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Our paper has been published in the journal Biomacromolecules (2015 impact factor: 5.8).


S. R. Koebley, D. Thorpe, P. Pang, P. Chrisochoides, I. Greving, F. Vollrath, H. C. Schniepp,
“Silk Reconstitution Disrupts Fibroin Self-Assembly” Biomacromolecules 16 (9), 2796–2804 (2015).

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Contact: schniepp@wm.edu
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00732
Publisher's Web Page: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00732

Media Coverage of This Work

Oct 2015 Our research on the silk of the brown recluse spider is highlighted by the ideation magazine article: "Unraveling the secret of silk that's more alive than dead". thum_ideation_2013.jpg
Sep 2015 Cover Story in the Daily Press featuring our recently published research on shear-induced self-assembly of molecularly thin silk fibrils. There is also a corresponding Video Interview. thum_dailypress.jpg

[25] Adv. Materials (2013) — Schniepp*, Koebley & Vollrath
"Brown Recluse Spider's Nanometer Scale Ribbons of Stiff Extensible Silk"
[19] Biomacromolecules (2012) — Greving, Cai, Vollrath & Schniepp*
"Shear-Induced Self-Assembly of Native Silk Proteins into Fibrils Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy"

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