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Small molecules in silks

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Whereas most silk research is focused on silk proteins, the focus of this thesis is on small molecules present in silk and why they are so important for anyone working in this field with silk.

Silks are known to perform a range of different functions in nature, whereas for people, silk can be used in a wide variety of applications. A major disadvantage of using silk in these applications however, is its large variation in properties. In this thesis, the importance of small molecules...

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Role:
Supervisor
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Funding agency for:
Tom Gheysens
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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