Liquid crystal assemblies in biologically inspired systems.

  title={Liquid crystal assemblies in biologically inspired systems.},
  author={Cyrus R Safinya and Joanna Deek and Roy W Beck and Jayna B Jones and Cecilia Leal and Kai K Ewert and Youli Li},
  journal={Liquid crystals},
  volume={40 12},
In this paper, which is part of a collection in honor of Noel Clark's remarkable career on liquid crystal and soft matter research, we present examples of biologically inspired systems, which form liquid crystal (LC) phases with their LC nature impacting biological function in cells or being important in biomedical applications. One area focuses on… CONTINUE READING