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Centre for Misfolding Diseases

I am a post-doctoral researcher supported by the Schmidt Science Foundation in partnership with the Rhodes Trust and a fellow at St. John's College. My research focusses on developing new experimental and predictive computational methods for examining the behaviour of biological molecules and systems, in particular proteins.

Proteins are the executive molecules of life that through diverse set of highly integrated and tightly regulated interactions set the molecular basis for our well-being. Yet the diverse and dynamic nature of proteins has made it challenging to devise methods that could be effectively used for understanding the roles of proteins in human health and disease. As part of my research, I bring the state-of-the-art micron and nano scale fabrication and flow engineering approaches that I developed during my PhD research together with single molecule optical tools and machine-learning based computational approaches to develop methods for understanding the diversity of the biological roles of proteins. One of my key interests is to develop an explorative probe-free platform for single cell proteomic analysis.

My personal website: http://www.kadiliissaar.com/

Publications

Rapid structural, kinetic, and immunochemical analysis of alpha-synuclein oligomers in solution
WE Arter, CK Xu, M Castellana-Cruz, TW Herling, G Krainer, KL Saar, JR Kumita, CM Dobson, TPJ Knowles
– Nano Lett
(2020)
20,
8163
Real-Time Highly-Sensitive Protein Quantification Through On-Chip Chemiluminescence
HK Chiu, T Kartanas, S R. A. Devenish, K Saar, C Mouritsen Luxhøj, T Knowles
(2020)
Multidimensional protein characterisation using microfluidic post-column analysis.
T Scheidt, T Kartanas, Q Peter, MM Schneider, KL Saar, T Müller, PK Challa, A Levin, S Devenish, TPJ Knowles
– Lab on a Chip
(2020)
20,
2663
Direct digital sensing of protein biomarkers in solution
G Krainer, K Saar, W Arter, T Welsh, M Czekalska, RPB Jacquat, Q Peter, W Traberg, A Pujari, A Jayaram, P Challa, C Taylor, L-M van der Linden, T Franzmann, R Owens, S Alberti, D Klenerman, TPJ Knowles
– BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL
(2020)
120,
2020.05.24.113498
Rapid two-dimensional characterisation of proteins insolution
KL Saar, Q Peter, T Müller, PK Challa, TW Herling, TPJ Knowles
– Microsystems & nanoengineering
(2019)
5,
33
Analysis of αB-crystallin polydispersity in solution through native microfluidic electrophoresis.
MA Wright, FS Ruggeri, KL Saar, PK Challa, JLP Benesch, TPJ Knowles
– The Analyst
(2019)
144,
4413
Quaternization of Vinyl/Alkynyl Pyridine Enables Ultrafast Cysteine-Selective Protein Modification and Charge Modulation
MJ Matos, CD Navo, T Hakala, X Ferhati, A Guerreiro, D Hartmann, B Bernardim, KL Saar, I Compañón, F Corzana, TPJ Knowles, G Jiménez-Osés, GJL Bernardes
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
(2019)
58,
6640
Quaternization of Vinyl/Alkynyl Pyridine Enables Ultrafast Cysteine‐Selective Protein Modification and Charge Modulation
MJ Matos, CD Navo, T Hakala, X Ferhati, A Guerreiro, D Hartmann, B Bernardim, KL Saar, I Compañón, F Corzana, TPJ Knowles, G Jiménez‐Osés, GJL Bernardes
– Angewandte Chemie
(2019)
131,
6712
Analysis of alpha B-crystallin polydispersity in solution through native microfluidic electrophoresis
MA Wright, FS Ruggeri, KL Saar, PK Challa, JLP Benesch, TPJ Knowles
– Analyst
(2019)
144,
4413
Combining Affinity Selection and Specific Ion Mobility for Microchip Protein Sensing.
WE Arter, J Charmet, J Kong, KL Saar, TW Herling, T Müller, UF Keyser, TPJ Knowles
– Anal Chem
(2018)
90,
10302
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