Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy (MMS) technology to investigate secondary protein structures 

Woojeong Kim, a PhD student from UNSW Sydney, was recently selected as the global winner of the RedShiftBio StructIR Lab Grant Program.

Kim is working within UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering to improve the functionalities of plant proteins, supervised by Professor Cordelia Selomulya, FTSE FIChemE.

This highly competitive grant will fund Woojeong’s current research project, giving her access to the AQS³pro instruments at RedShift BioAnalytics (RedShiftBio)’s StructIR Lab.

Known for its ground-breaking novel Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy (MMS) technology, the AQS³pro overcomes many of the limitations of traditional spectroscopy-based technologies.

Using MMS, Woojeong hopes to resolve the shortcomings of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) or Circular Dichroism (CD) in examining the secondary structures of proteins, including those used as food ingredients.

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Source: Congratulations Woojeong Kim from the UNSW, winner of the RedshiftBio Structir Lab Grant program I ATA Scientific 

Image: PhD student Woojeong Kim in the lab at UNSW School of Chemical Engineering with the School’s pilot-scale spray dryer. Credit: Dr Yong Wang