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Artificial Motor Proteins: toward a designed, autonomous protein motor built from non-motor parts

Project description

Design and creation of autonomous protein motors

The ultimate goal of the EU-funded ArtMotor project is to design and build from the bottom up functional, synthetic protein motors capable of moving and transducing energy. The project will capitalise on the expertise in computational protein design, structural and molecular biology, and the utilisation of existing non-motor protein modules of known molecular function. The researchers will construct relatively simple protein motors that require external control while approaching the creation of an autonomous protein motor capable of moving along a track. Building autonomous protein motors with a wide range of properties, functionalities and performance characteristics could allow the transduction of the chemical energy into mechanical work more efficiently than human-made combustion engines.

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Host institution

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 3 496 802,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 3 496 802,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 229 883,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth

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Region
Bayern Oberfranken Bayreuth, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 3 273 207,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50