Let nature be our teacher

Dr. Yang Wei_Assistant Professor @  National Taipei University of Technology

If you are interested in the beauty of the nature, even from the structure of protein itself, this might be a right place for you. My name is Yang Wei and anyone who would like to know more about the protein based biomimetic material designs is welcome to check about our research work here.

For example, the fundamental understandings of mussel adsorption are crucial to the design of synthetic adhesives such as biocompatible DOPA-mimetic functional coatings. the objectives of this lab were currently to investigate how protein-surface interaction effects are influenced by surface chemistries and how these effects combine with the protein-protein interactions upon a mussel adhesive protein to influence its structure and corresponding peptide mappings at adsorbed state. The story starts from the mussel farming.

We are currently working on two projects with funding supported by ministry of science and technology (MOST):

1. Structure related Hemostatic Property of Human Hair Derived Keratines at Different Temperature_A Fundamental Understanding of Crinis Carbonisatus Inspired Hemostatic Material Design. 106/08/01 ~ 107/07/31, MOST 106-2221-E-027-144 -

2. Adsorption Behaviors of Mussel Proteins on Biomaterials with Different Surface Chemistries- A Fundamental Understanding of Mussel Inspired Polymer Design. 105/10/01 ~ 106/12/31, MOST 105-2218-E-027-014 -

For more details please see the information in the following paragraphs......

Crinis Carbonisatus had been used to accelerate wound healing and blood clotting since 16th century in Mainland China (photo was taken from 梅州市上善若水中药材有限公司). In this project, we will try to invetigate the molecular-level understandings of the biological activity of pyrolized human hair for hemostatic purposes and most importantly, to help the...

The goal of this project is to understand wet biological adhesion upon which to develop biologically inspired adhesives. Common experience tells us that adhesives and water do not mix: interfacial water constitutes a barrier to strong surface bonding, hampering the effectiveness of most synthetic adhesives. This is an even more serious problem for...