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Publications: Journal Articles
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29. Kumar KS, Pasula RR, Lim S, Nijhuis CA* (2016) Long-Range Tunneling Processes across Ferritin-Based Junctions, Advanced Materials, 28(9):1824-1830. Back cover.


28. Sana B, Johnson E, Lim S* (2015) The Unique Self-assembly/disassembly Property of Archaeoglobus fulgidus Ferritin and Its Implications on Molecular Release from the Protein Cage, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1805(12):2544-2551.

27. Perlaki CM, Lim S, Liu Q* (2015) Polarized Raman Spectroscopy for Enhanced Quantification of Protein Concentrations in an Aqueous Mixture, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 46(9):744-749.

26. Bücheler J, Howard C**, de Bakker CJ, Goodall S, Jones ML, Win T, Peng T, Tan CH, Chopra A, Mahler S, Lim S* (2015) Development of a Protein Nanoparticle Platform for Targeting EGFR Expressing Cancer Cells, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 80(7):1230-1236. Invited.

25. Peng T, Lee H, Lim S* (2015) Design of a Reversible Inversed pH-responsive Caged Protein, Biomaterials Science, 3: 627-635.

24.Dewi HA, Sun G, Zheng L, Lim S* (2015) Interaction and Charge Transfer between Isolated Thylakoids and Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17(5), 3435 - 3440.


23. Dewi HA, Meng F, Sana B, Guo C, Norling B, Chen X, Lim S* (2014) Investigation of Electron Transfer from Isolated Spinach Thylakoids to Indium Tin Oxide, RSC Advances, 4(90):48815-48820.

22. Peng T, Paramelle D, Sana B, Lee CF, Lim S* (2014) Designing Non-Native Iron-Binding Site on a Protein Cage for Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Small, 10(15):3131-3138.

21. Ananthanarayanan A, Wang X, Routh P, Sana B, Lim S, Kim DH, Lim KH, Li J, Chen P* (2014) Facile Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dots from 3D Graphene and their Application for Fe3+ Sensing, Advanced Functional Materials, 24(20):3021–3026.

20. Bastari K, Arshath M, Ng ZHM, Chia JH, Yow ZXD, Sana B, Tan MFC, Lim S*, Loo SCJ* (2014) A Controlled Release of Antibiotics from Calcium Phosphate-coated poly(Lactic-co-glycolic acid) Particles and Their In vitro Efficacy Against Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25(3):747-757.

19. Meng F, Sana B, Li Y, Liu Y, Lim S*, Chen X* (2014) Bioengineered Tunable Memristor Based on Protein Nanocage, Small 10(2):277-283. Highlighted on Nanowerk and Materials Views China.


18. Sana B, Johnson E**, Le Magueres P, Criswell A, Cascio D*, Lim S* (2013) The Role of Non-conserved Residues of Archaeoglobus fulgidus Ferritin on Its Unique Structure and Biophysical Properties, Journal of Biological Chemistry 288(45):32663-32672.

17. Qiu H, Dong X**, Sana B, Peng T, Paramelle D, Chen P, Lim S* (2013) Ferritin-templated Synthesis and Self-assembly of Pt Nanoparticles on Monolithic Porous Graphene Network for Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cell, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5(3):782-787.

16. Walsh EG*, Mills DR, Lim S, Sana B, Brilliant KE, Park WKC (2013) MRI Contrast Demonstration of Antigen-specific Targeting with an Iron-based Ferritin Construct, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15:1409-1418.


15. Liu J, Qiao Y, Guo CX, Lim S, Song H, Li CM* (2012) Graphene/carbon Cloth anode for High-Performance Mediatorless Microbial Fuel Cells, Bioresource Technology 114:275-80.

14. Peng T, Lee H, Lim S* (2012) Isolating a Trimer Intermediate in the Self-assembly of E2 Protein Cage, Biomacromolecules 13(3):699–705.

13. Sana B, Poh CL, Lim S* (2012) A Manganese-ferritin Nanocomposite as an Ultrasensitive T2 Contrast Agent, Chemical Communications 48(6):862-864.

12. Li Y, Toyip RO, Peng T, Lim S* (2012) Encapsulation and Release Profile of Protein Cage from a Polymeric Matrix, Nano LIFE 2(1):1250001. Invited;

11. Li Y, Lim S*, Ooi CP* (2012) Fabrication of Cisplatin Loaded poly(Lactide-co-Glycolide) Composite Microspheres for Osteosarcoma Treatment, Pharmaceutical Research 29(3):756-769.

10. Li Y, Widodo J, Lim S*, Ooi CP* (2012) Synthesis and Cytocompatibility of Manganese (II) and Iron (III) Substituted Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Science 47(2):754-763.


9. Meng F, Jiang L, Zheng K, Goh CF, Lim S, Hng HH, Boey F, Chen X* (2011) Protein-Based Memristive Nanodevices, Small 7(21):3016-3020. Cover art. Highlight on Nanowerk.

8. Peng T, Lim S* (2011) Trimer-Based Design of pH-Responsive Protein Cage Results in Soluble Disassembled Structures, Biomacromolecules 12(9):3131-3138.

7. Sana B, Johnson E, Sheah K, Poh CL*, Lim S* (2010) Iron-Based Ferritin Nanocore as a Contrast Agent, Biointerphases 5(3):FA48-FA52. Ranked 4th on the journal's Top 20 Most Downloaded Articles in Feb 2011. li-12

Prior to NTU

6. Dalmau M, Lim S, Wang S-W* (2009) pH-Triggered Disassembly in a Caged Protein Complex, Biomacromolecules 10(12):3199–3206. Highlighted on Biopolymers 93(2): iii (Feb 2010).

5. Dalmau M, Lim S, Wang S-W* (2009) Design of a pH-Dependent Molecular Switch in a Caged Protein Platform, Nano Letters 9(1):160-166.

4. Lim S, Springstead JR, Yu M, Bartkowski W, Schröder I, Monbouquette HG* (2009) Characterization of a Key Trifunctional Enzyme for Aromatic Amino Acid Biosynthesis in Archaeoglobus fulgidus, Extremophiles 13:191-198.

3. Dalmau M, Lim S**, Chen H, Ruiz C, Wang S-W* (2008) Thermostability and Molecular Encapsulation within an Engineered Caged Protein Scaffold, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 101:654-664. issue"Spotlight"; cover art for Dec 1, 2008 edition.

2. Schröder I*, Vadas A, Johnson E, Lim S, Monbouquette HG* (2004) A Novel Archaeal Alanine Dehydrogenase Homologous to Ornithine Cyclodeaminase and Mu-Crystallin, Journal of Bacteriology 186:7680-7689.

1. Lim S, Schröder I, Monbouquette HG* (2004) A Thermostable Shikimate 5-Dehydrogenase from the Archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus, FEMS Microbiology Letters 238:101-106.