EventAsst. Prof. Dr. Salih Özçubukçu

Peptides: Swiss Army Knife of Chemistry

Peptides are versatile molecules which found great applications in various field of chemistry. Peptide based drugs, peptide materials, delivery systems, enzyme mimics are only few of their area of practice. There is also significant amount of marketed peptide drugs which make them also quite valuable for industrial size applications.

In our research group, we use peptides as Swiss army knife. We synthesized various type of peptides for semi-conducting hydrogels, drug delivery systems, peptide based drugs, biosensors, cell adhesion systems etc.

In this talk, a summary of our peptide research will be presented. Fullerenzyme; as a new enzyme mimic structure will be also introduced as a part of our most recent work.