Zachary Mitchell from the University of Ottawa speaks with Angelico Obille, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto Institute of Biomedical Engineering in the Biological & Bioinspired Materials Laboratory. Tune in to learn more about their research on proteins involved in freshwater mussel adhesion and how this can be applied to develop new medical adhesive technology.
Learn more: https://www.sonelab.bme.utoronto.ca/
00:04 I Intro
01:05 I Why is it important to study freshwater mussel adhesion?
02:15 I What is a byssal proteome and what does it show us?
04:16 I What's special about the proteins of zebra mussels that allows them to stick so well to wet surfaces?
07:38 I Can you explain why you don't fully agree with considering these mussels as an invasive species?
11:52 I How have these mussels impacted our ecosystem?
13:24 I What do you think about biocontrol and do you think there is a way to live harmoniously with these animals?
14:15 I Outro
Podcast by Liliana Austin, Safa Ghaziasgar, Samarth Chauhan, and Zachary Mitchell
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