Attention protein researchers, the fast train carrying labelled amino acids is at the station
Proteins are behind innumerable critical functions in our bodies providing mechanical support and immunity, controlling growth and differentiation, transporting and storing nutrients, and carrying signals. As amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, one of the tricks of the scientific trade in studying processes in health and disease is to label them to facilitate structure determination or to figure out where they go and what they do. Current methods for producing labelled amino acids face synthetic challenges that limit the accessibility of these labelled amino acids, slowing innovation. The EU-funded LABELED AMINO ACIDS project developed a new technology to overcome these barriers. Successful commercialisation of the product will strengthen Europe's leadership, streamline research and development, and open the door to the study of proteins that are currently inaccessible.
Fields of science
Call for proposal
See other projects for this call