Dr. Seah Ling Kuan
Dr. Seah Ling Kuan
Group Leader
Phone:+49 6131 379-471

Group Leader

Dr. Seah Ling Kuan

Seah Ling received her B.Sc (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed her PhD (Chemistry) in the same institute in 2009. She joined Prof. Tanja Weil in NUS from 2008-2010 as a research fellow. She took up a scientist position in the Health Authority Sciences of Singapore in 2010. In 2011, she began her independent research as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in the groups of Prof. Tanja Weil and Prof. Klaus Müllen. She was a group leader in the Institute of Organic Chemistry III from 2013-2016. Since 2016, she is a group leader in the MPIP. Seah Ling has been appointed as the Europe coordinator for the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry overseas members network.

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Research Interests - Bioinspired Protein Architectures

Our design is inspired by key principles that engineer life such as programmed assembly, precision chemistry and ordered structures, to derive a new class of protein hybrid materials that surpass their native components. We seek to translate our competency in synthetic chemistry to develop versatile platforms for protein modifications that are complementary to recombinant technologies. In this way, a new generation of structurally precise protein hybrids which are evolved beyond their innate functions can be prepared to address current challenges for biomedical applications such as new administration routes, formulations with higher efficacy or programming stimuli responsiveness.

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D-55128 Mainz, Germany 

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