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New Frontiers in Protein-based Nanomaterials

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266765

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 168 862

  • EU contribution

    € 2 168 862

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Objective

We propose to undertake an ambitious 5 year interdisciplinary programme that introduces a fundamentally new paradigm in protein-based nanomaterials research. The new approach involves two main project themes based respectively on fundamental studies on the structure, function and properties of molten protein polymer surfactant nanoconstructs, and the development of these novel nanomaterials as smart fluids, biotechnological devices and health care products. This proposal represents a new and adventurous area of work for the PI, and will allow unprecedented access to a novel class of nanomaterials with controllable architectures, unique physical properties and inherent biological functionality. In so doing, the work will open up promising new avenues of bionanomaterials research and offer significant advantages over current methods for producing protein-based nanomaterials at extremely high concentration and dosage. In general we expect the research programme to pioneer new frontiers in fundamental research and generate significant economic and societal impact as nanomaterials become increasingly integrated into medical and technological products, and new commercial markets based on nanoscience are discovered.
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Principal Investigator

Stephen Mann (Prof.)

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Address

Beacon House Queens Road
Bs8 1qu Bristol

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 168 862

Principal Investigator

Stephen Mann (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Maria Davies (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 168 862

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266765

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 168 862

  • EU contribution

    € 2 168 862

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom