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Communicating Vesicles

Project description

Engineering responsive vesicles inspired by nature for nanotechnological applications

Cells are complex factories producing, transporting and exporting or importing "products" in virtually unlimited signal processing and communication cascades. Given the compartmentalisation via membranes both within and between cells, many of these pathways also rely on the movement of substances across membranes in various ways. This includes opening of pores, active transport against concentration gradients via miniature transmembrane machines or even fusion of vesicle membranes with other membranes to expel or inject vesicular cargo to the other side. The EU-funded CoVes project is developing an experimental platform to study these processes, enabling the creation of vesicles able to store and transfer information using stimuli and leading to bio-inspired nanotechnology.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC