Hermon Slade Foundation Grant

Sean Blamires and Aditya Rawal have received a Hermon Slade Foundation grant to do further research into spider silk genetics, artificial spinning and NMR analyses.



Hickmania troglodytes on cover of Journal of Zoology


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Our paper “Ontogenetic shift towards stronger, tougher silk in a web building cave spider” has been published in the February 2018 issue of Journal of Zoology as the cover page article.

see: http://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/issue/10.1111/jzo.2018.304.issue-2/


Plus Alliance seed funding

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…