Professor Jennifer McManus

BSc, PhD

  • BS8 1TL

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Research interests

We are interested in how and why proteins, peptides and other macromolecules assemble into condensed phases such as crystals, amorphous aggregates, gels and fibers. We aim to understand how inter-molecular protein-protein interactions relate to the assembly process. We are particularly interested in how anisotropic protein-protein interactions direct protein assembly. We use protein phase diagrams to measure and understand this behaviour. We are also interested in the rational design of protein based materials, in the mechanical properties of protein gels and tissues and in the formulation and stability of proteins.

Current projects include, liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins, membrane protein crystallization, peptide assembly and protein formulation and stability

External positions

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin

1 Sept 2020 → …


  • Soft Matter
  • Biological Physics
  • Protein and Peptide Self-Assembly
  • Bottom-up Synthetic Biology
  • Cavitation Rheology


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