#25 - Silica nanoreactors: enzymatic reactions in confinements
Seong-Min Jo (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz)
Monday, 30 Nov 21:15 - 22:00 CET
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Title: Silica nanoreactors: enzymatic reactions in confinements
Author(s): Seong-Min Joa, Frederik R. Wurma,b, Katharina Landfestera
Affiliation(s): aMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz; bUniversity of Twente
Abstract: Enzymatic reactions in a confined environment are known to be more efficient than open conditions. For example, the metabolism in confinement is one of the excellent systems in living cells that have evolved over a billion years. Inspired from the features, we developed enzyme-loaded silica nanoreactors as a new candidate for confinement for biological reactions. In this minitalk, we will demonstrate why silica nanoreactors are a remarkable platform for enzymatic reactions in terms of improved stability and efficiency of the reactions. In addition, we will show how we develop useful artificial biosystems using the nanoreactors for the protection of biological matters or killing the cancer cells.