Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

A classic assembly of nanobiomaterials

A recent multidisciplinary conference in Crete underscored advances in protein and peptide self-assembly in a variety of biotechnological applications.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Fourth Multidisciplinary Workshop: Self-assembling Peptide and Protein Systems in Biology, Medicine and Engineering, Capsis Hotel, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 25–28, 2005.

  2. 2

    Zhang, S. Nat. Biotechnol. 21, 1171–1178 (2003).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Fersht, A.R. & Sato, S. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 7976–7981 (2004).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    van Raaij, M.J. & Mitraki, A. Curr. Opin. Solid State Mater. Sci. 8, 151–156 (2004).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Reches, M. & Gazit, E. Science 300, 625–627 (2003).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Sleytr, U.B., Sara M., Pum, D. & Schuster, B. in Supramolecular Polymers, edn. 2 (ed., A. Ciferri) 583–616 (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2005).

    Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Fernandez-Lopez, S. et al. Nature 412, 452–455 (2001).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8

    Tew, G.N. et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 5110–5114 (2002).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9

    Aggeli A. et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 11857–11862 (2001).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Mershin, A., Cook, B., Kaiser, L. et al. A classic assembly of nanobiomaterials. Nat Biotechnol 23, 1379–1380 (2005).

Download citation

Further reading


Quick links