Sheffield Silk Conference 2017

Monday 24th July

Registration and coffee

Chris Holland

Sheffield

Welcome and introduction

Ali D Malay

RIKEN

Exploration of repetitive amino acid motifs to elucidate the conserved, essential features of dragline spidroins

Sanyuan Ma

SW Univ. China

Genetically engineering and designing of silk proteins

Xiao-Xia Xia

Shanghai, PRC

Design and biosynthesis of genetically engineered silk copolymers

Coffee break

Kousuke Tsuchiya

RIKEN

Chemical synthesis of spider-silk-like multiblock polypeptides

Feng Wang

SW Univ. PRC

Genetically engineering functional silk fiber for biomedical materials application using transgenic silkworm

František Sehnal

Biology Centre CAS

Seroins: New silk protein family

José Pérez-Rigueiro

Madrid

A proposal for the standardisation of MA spider silk

Zhangchuan Peng

SW Univ. PRC

A facile method for the cross-section area determination of single profiled fibers and its applications

Beth Mortimer

Bristol

Sonic properties of spider silks and orb webs

Gabriele Greco

Trento

Strength of spider web junctions

Coffee break

Kenjiro Yazawa

RIKEN

Water annealing of silkworm silk film showed the simultaneous increase of crystallinity and ductility

Juan Guan

Beihang Univ. China

The Role of Strong and Tough Silk Fibres in Natural and Engineered Composites

Thomas Scheibel

Bayreuth

Foundation of the outstanding toughness of biomimetic spider silk

Antonella Motta

Trento

Processing tunes biological outcome of silk materials

Drinks reception and buffet at The Halifax Hall

Tuesday 25th July

Ki Hoon Lee

Seoul

Adsorption mechanism of metal ions onto sericin beads and its future perspective

Chris Holland

Sheffield

Insights into the flow processing of silks

Yu Suzuki

Fukui

Conformation of silk fibroins stored in silk glands studied by solution NMR

Nur Alia Oktaviani

RIKEN

Conformation and dynamics of repetitive domain of spider dragline silk protein: Insights into β-sheet formation

Coffee break

David Belton

Nottingham Trent

Tracking protein conformational modifications by following energy change associated with the amide I infrared absorbance band

Keiji Numata

RIKEN

Granules-mediated spinning process

Peter Laity

Sheffield

Changes in silk feedstock during cocoon construction

Philipp Seib

Strathclyde

Silk nanoparticles – quo vadis

Subhas Kundu

Ind Inst Technol

Engineered silk biomaterials for biomedical applications

Jun Zhang

Deakin

3d printing of composite bio-scaffolds incorporated with silk particles

Vamsi Yadavilli

Virginia, USA

Micropatterning of silk proteins using photolithography

Tea break

Jan Rainey

Dalhousie

Correlating atomic level structural behaviour and dynamics to fibrillogenesis in spider aciniform silk

Xiubo Zhao

Sheffield

Reactive Inkjet Printing of Silk Materials

Robyn Plowright

Nottingham Trent

Silk and silk composites for biomedical application

Anna Rising

Uppsala

Biomimetic spider silk spinning

Wednesday 25th July

Greg Holland

SanDiego SU

The Molecular Mechanisms of Spider Silk Assembly

Cedric Dicko

Lund

Dynamic pH change – a new tool to explore silk assembly

Lingling Xu

Dalhousie

Structural and mechanical roles for the C-terminal non-repetitive domain become apparent in recombinant spider aciniform silk

Martin Humenik

Bayreuth

Hybrid spider silk nanostructures

Coffee break

Jan Johansson

Karolinska

Spidroin N-terminal domain – molecular mechanisms in silk production and a new tool for protein biotechnology

Xin Wang

SW Univ, PRC

Modification of silk mechanical properties by disrupting the metal ion environment for silk fibrillogenesis

Ana Herrera

Heidelberg

Modeling self-assembly of spider silk proteins under flow

Chris Holland

Sheffield

Closing Remarks

Lunch and Finish



Sheffield Silk Conference 2017