4th February 2019
Negative-staining TEM image of ß–lg aggregates formed at pH 5.8. Reproduced with permission from J. M. Jung et al., Biomacromolecules 9, 2477 (2008). Copyright (2008) American Chemical Society.

Formation and Use of Globular Protein Aggregates

Globular protein aggregates are used to texture aqueous systems either as gelling agents, viscosifiers or stabilizers of emulsions, e.g. in the food and cosmetics industries. Globular proteins are characterized by a rather rigid... (Read more)
4th February 2019
Micrograph showing the microfluidic chip used to create designer emulsions. Insets: First flow focusing device (top left) creating contact between the inner and middle phase. Middle left: flow focused on generating double emulsion droplets. Bottom row: gradual growth of the inner droplet. Picture: Iacopo Mattich/ETH Zurich

Designer Emulsions

The soft materials and complex groups at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and researchers from the KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a generic and versatile method to create designer liquid-liquid interfaces, using transient double... (Read more)
4th February 2019
The entire Italian delegation at lunchtime, organized outside under the orange and lemon trees. Source: AERC2018 local committee

AERC 2018 in Sorrento: A Scientific Success!

570 delegates attended the Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC)2018 which took place in Sorrento, Naples, Italy from 17 – 20... (Read more)
1st February 2019
Participants of the Ring Polymers Workshop 2017 in Hersonissos. Copyright: A. Larsen, FORTH

Ring Polymers Workshop 2017 in Hersonissos: Future Research Perspectives

Three SoftComp groups organized the Ring Polymers Workshop in Hersonissos, Crete, from 25th - 27th September... (Read more)
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