Research Area B
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski
Recombinant Production of Spider Silk Protein in Moss
Spider silk fibers have fascinating mechanical properties: Their combination of strength and elasticity gives spider silk fibers a toughness no other natural or synthetic fiber can achieve. Spider silk, in contrast to silk of the mulberry silkworm, cannot be harvested through livestock breeding. My aim within this project is the recombinant production of spider silk protein in moss, and its characterization. Such recombinant silk fibers could be used in a variety of novel products.