... understanding life in molecular detail

Dr Sarah S Staniland

Biomineralisation of magnetic nanoparticles in magnetic bacteria

Current major projects include:

Biomineralisation of magnetic nanoparticles in magnetic bacteria

My research is intrinsically multi-disciplinary, spanning; magnetic characterisation, chemical synthesis, nanotechnological engineering, proteomics, genetics, environmental and micro-biology.

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I am currently investigating naturally occurring, high-quality, magnetic nanoparticles biologically synthesised with a high degree of control within magnetic bacteria. I am enhancing these particles both in vivo and in vitro to tailor their properties for use in several nanotechnological and medical applications. I am also currently investigating biomineralisation protein functions in vitro with an interest in developing hybrid-chemical-protein-engineering biomimetic synthetic systems for controlled synthesis of superior magnetic nanoparticles

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