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Chemistry Seminar Presented by Prof. Abigail Knight: "Biomimetic hierarchical structure in synthetic macromolecules"

Abigail Knight
Tuesday, September 05, 2023
11:40 am - 12:40 pm
Abigail Knight, University of North Carolina

The Department of Chemistry is excited to host Professor Abigail Knight (University of North Carolina).
To learn more about the Knight lab's work, please visit their research page:

Biomimetic hierarchical structure in synthetic macromolecules

The remarkable functions of proteins, from refined binding profiles to efficient catalysis, are currently unrivaled by synthetic macromolecules due to complex hierarchical structure in natural systems. Inspired by this grand challenge, the Knight group is at the interface of chemical biology and polymer science, developing synthetic strategies to control hierarchical structure and high-throughput platforms to understand fundamental design principles underlying macromolecule conformation. These research efforts are motivated by the need for innovative strategies to address global health and environmental challenges, where our foundational work informs the de novo design and development of functional polymeric materials.

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