Journal article

Modular assembly of superstructures from polyphenol-functionalized building blocks

Junling Guo, Blaise L Tardy, Andrew J Christofferson, Yunlu Dai, Joseph J Richardson, Wei Zhu, Ming Hu, Yi Ju, Jiwei Cui, Raymond R Dagastine, Irene Yarovsky, Frank Caruso

NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Awarded by ARC under Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme


Awarded by ARC under Discovery Project scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036). This work was also supported by the ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship (F.C., FL120100030) and Discovery Project (F.C., DP130101846) schemes. J.G. is grateful for a scholarship under the Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). This work was performed in part at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). We acknowledge F. Tian, Q. Dai, D. Song, X. Chen, M. Bjornmalm, M. Faria, Q. Besford and E. Hirotaka for assistance with experiments. We thank X. Wang, X. Liao and B. Shi for providing the skin collagen matrix and polyphenol extracts. We also thank M. Penna and P. Charchar for useful discussions. A.J.C. and I.Y. acknowledge the generous allocation of high-performance computational resources from the Australian National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), the Western Australian computational facility (iVEC), the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC), and the Victorian Life Sciences Computational Initiative (VLSCI).