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Nanoprobes for Nonequilibrium Driven Systems

Project description

Nanotechnology unveils the thermodynamics of microscopic activity

Live cells contain motor proteins that are responsible for key biological functions, including intracellular transport of cargo and cell division. Motor proteins convert chemical energy into mechanical motion, but little is known about the thermodynamics of these processes and the amount of energy lost to dissipation. The key objective of the EU-funded NanoNonEq project is to tackle conceptual challenges associated with the measurement of the stochastic dynamics of such biological processes. Researchers will develop fluorescent nanosensors that will allow them to detect the microscopic activity of motor proteins. These nanosensors will be functionalised for use in biomimetic models of biological systems and live cells to infer quantitative information on dissipation.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00