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Final Report - BIOMACH (Molecular Machines - Design and Nano-Scale Handling of Biological Antetypes and Artificial Mimics)

Project ID: 505487
Funded under: FP6-NMP


This is the final report for the BIOMACH project. If one thinks that there are thousands of times more molecules forming our body than stars in the universe it is astonishing how all these molecules can work together in such an organised and efficient way. To do this, molecules carry information in different ways. An international team at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, in collaboration with scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute in Freiburg and the King's College London sought to find out how the information can be passed on at the very first steps: from the single molecule level to structures of increasing complexity and functionality. Their final report covers the achievements of the project and includes journal articles and extracts from publications where the project was featured. In summary, looking at supramolecular chemistry from the viewpoint of functions with references to devices of the macroscopic world is indeed a very interesting exercise which introduces novel concepts into chemistry as a scientific discipline.

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