Using antibodies to control chemical reactivity

In this work we demonstrated how to repurpose IgG antibodies to boost different chemical reactions and synthesize functional molecules.

The work has recently been published in Nature Communications. Follow this link to read the full article or read Lorena’s post below for a summary.

Seeing the invisible: Biomolecular visualization

Hi everyone! Marco here, again.

What I will to talk about today is less practical than what others showed in their science course. As I said in the online science exhibition, the topic of this post is biomolecular visualization. If you are not interested in reading, just go there for some more nice pictures!

This will not be an exhaustive lecture on the field, but I will try my best to give a short introduction.

Lipids for vesicular nanobots

Hello there, this is Michael! In my previous blog posts, I have given you sneak peeks into my day-to-day activities here at the Dietz lab in Munich. To contribute to our online lecture series, I would like to give you a deeper and more detailed view into the science and logics behind my work. What are lipid vesicles? What are lipids? What’s that got to do with DNA? And why does it matter?

Meditation for a better Ageing?

Recently, I have been reading a lot about the longevity topic: while pharmacological and diet interventions such as metformin intake or intermittent fasting are being studied, I noticed that meditation was also mentioned regularly. At first I was sceptical, but after a bit of reading I started to think that there was surely more than that.