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Multicomponent Protein Cage Co-Crystals

Project description

Co-assembly of biological protein cages and synthetic materials

Preparation and characterisation of the next-generation functional materials require the possibility to direct nanoscale structural order in a complex matter. Hierarchically ordered multicomponent materials allow controlled integration of nanoparticle building blocks into periodic structures. Ferritins and virus capsids are examples of protein-based nanocages with a monodisperse and geometrically defined structure that can be used to encapsulate different materials. The EU-funded ProCrystal project proposes the co-assembly of biological protein cages and synthetic materials to bridge the gap between ordered synthetic and biological assemblies. The potential benefits include the creation of magnetically tuneable plasmonic assemblies, porous materials capable of simultaneous binding of organic and inorganic components, and protein cage crystal template inorganic nanostructures.

Host institution

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Net EU contribution
€ 1 997 502,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 997 502,00

Beneficiaries (1)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 997 502,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 997 502,00