Harnessing forces of nature to transport molecules at small scales
Mixing particles is an everyday experience, like stirring your morning coffee with a spoon. At the micro to nanoscale, such tools do not exist, making mixing and transport a challenge. A number of biological transport processes, from bacteria motion in the intestine to selective transport in ion channels in the brain, therefore have to rely on alternative strategies. Electrochemical gradients are only one of the many driving forces harnessed by biological or artificial systems. The EU-funded MolecularControl project is developing theoretical tools to better describe such out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics, opening the door to better control molecular transport and assembly in fields including health and energy.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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