Recombinant MaSp2 Ismat Kabarra recently completed his Honours project with Chris Marquis at the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and myself. The aim of his project was to build a line of recombinant MaSp2 proteins for potential spinning into fibres and other uses. He successfully generated 4 tubes of proteins, one of which…Details
We are excited to announce that the SSRL, with Chris Marquis (UNSW Recombinants Facility), Aditya Rawal (UNSW NMR Centre), Jeffrey Yarger (Arizona State University) and Rivka Isaacson (King’s College London), have received a Plus Alliance grant to further our collaborative work on developing recombinant spider silk. Friday to discuss the project. Please listen in?Here is…Details
On May May 25 I spoke spider silk with Willy Russo on 2SER’s Breakfast program. Here’s our conversation:https://2ser.com/spider-silks-to-give-leg-up-in-prosthetics-industry/?fbclid=IwAR0jmmMkN9qn2cGoxHBQyUDQ5YC4rdf6tjWruMbEJa5gHl3K1_leQaitpDY
‘’Spider and Silk Supply’ is a new spinoff company of SSRL members. It is the only one in existence that can supply Research Institutions and Industries highest quality as spun spider silk, as well live spiders, on requests for all kinds of research and development. For information and orders please visit:http:// https://www.spiderandsilksupply.com/
Work at the spider silk research lab was featured in an article in the August Fibre2Fashion magazine (see page 76: https://online.fliphtml5.com/wokmg/hbbs/?fbclid=IwAR04-q2VQLDDi6-_PBR9PqqfhhSYkEcdulcYapnFQKVsC0kabYMkoKMjAkA#p=76).
In it Sean Blamires discusses his initial interests in spider silk research, the current and future applications of new technologies and even how the concept of the Spider Silk Research Lab came about.