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Amy Yewdall is a curious postdoc in the Bio-Organic Chemistry group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research interests are focussed on harnessing the functionality of proteins to create responsive biohybrid systems, such as protein-based nanostructures and artificial cells. In particular, her current research aims to imbue biological features into coacervate-based artificial cells, and to study how enzymes function in these novel environments.

Academic background

Amy Yewdall studied Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), where she received both her BA and MSci degrees in 2012. She then pursued her PhD at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), where she cultivated a passion for harnessing protein self-assembly to create responsive nanostructures for use in new contexts. Amy obtained her doctorate in 2017, and joined the van Hest group, where her expertise in protein engineering, enzymatic assays, structural biology and bionanotechnology, equips her with a fresh biological perspective towards various projects.

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Research Output

  • 129 Citations
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article

Compartmentalized cross-linked enzymatic nano -aggregates (c -CLE n A) for efficient in-flow biocatalysis

de Martino, M. T., Tonin, F., Yewdall, N. A., Abdelghani, M., Williams, D. S., Hanefeld, U., Rutjes, F. P. J. T., Abdelmohsen, L. K. E. A. & van Hest, J. C. M., 14 Mar 2020, In : Chemical Science. 11, 10, p. 2765-2769 5 p.

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  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Peroxiredoxin proteins as building blocks for nanotechnology

    Conroy, F. & Yewdall, A., 2020, Protein Nanotechnology. Gerard, J. & Domigan, L. (eds.). Humana: Springer, p. 39-54 16 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2073).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    27 Downloads (Pure)

    Physicochemical characterization of polymer-stabilized coacervate protocells

    Yewdall, N. A., Buddingh, B. C., Altenburg, W. J., Timmermans, S. B. P. E., Vervoort, D. F. M., Abdelmohsen, L. K. E. A., Mason, A. F. & van Hest, J., 15 Oct 2019, In : ChemBioChem. 20, 20, p. 2643-2652 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    Assembly of protein stacks with in situ synthesized nanoparticle cargo

    Manuguri, S., Webster, K., Yewdall, N. A., An, Y., Venugopal, H., Bhugra, V., Turner, A., Domigan, L. J., Gerrard, J. A., Williams, D. E. & Malmström, J., 8 Aug 2018, In : Nano Letters. 18, 8, p. 5138-5145 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)