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Electric Interactions and Structural Dynamics of Hydrated Biomolecules Mapped by Ultrafast Vibrational Probes

Project description

Measuring electric forces between biological molecules and their environment

Opposite charges attract, while like charges repel each other. This is easy enough to see and measure in a simple high school physics experiment using balloons and static electricity. It is much more difficult when it comes to charged biological molecules in their natural environment, physiological saline, that consists of polar water molecules and positively charged ions. The EU-funded BIOVIB project will take an unprecedented closer look at hydrated RNA and DNA molecules. By harnessing multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy and externally applied THz electric fields, scientists plan to open a new window on the electric forces pulling and pushing biological molecules and stabilising their structure.

Host institution

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 2 330 492,50
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 330 492,50

Beneficiaries (1)

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 330 492,50
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin

See on map

Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 2 330 492,50