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Design of high affinity carbohydrate binding proteins (project description)
PI: Stefanie Barbirz (UP)
Collaboration: Mark Santer (MPIKG)

Light-induced transformations in biomembranes (project description)
PI: Rumiana Dimova (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Stefan Hecht, David Bleger (HU)

Magneto-mechanical study of cell growth and proliferation in micro-pores (project description)
PI: John Dunlop (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Damien Faivre, Stefan Klumpp (MPIKG)

Targeting bone with multifunctional dendritic polymer derivatives (project description)
PI: Rainer Haag (FU)
Collaboration: Peter Fratzl (MPIKG)

Vibrational spectroscopy of light-activated membrane proteins (project description)
PI: Joachim Heberle (FU)
Collaboration: Rumiana Dimova (MPIKG)

Deciphering the IscS interaction network in Escherichia Coli (project description)
PI: Silke Leimkühler (UP)
Collaboration: Angelo Valleriani (MPIKG)

Carbohydrate binding proteins and their impact on host/pathogen interaction (project description)
PI: Bernd Lepenies (U Hannover), Thomas Meyers (MPI-IB)
Collaboration: Stefanie Barbirz (UP), Mark Santer (MPIKG)

Biochemical approach to study biomaterials: link between protein matrix nature to mechanical properties in spider cuticles (project description)
PI: Yael Politi / Peter Fratzl (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Friedrich Barth, Elena Degtyar (MPIKG)

Elucidating the thermal isomerization of azobenzene (project description)
PI: Mark Santer (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Peter Saalfrank (UP)

Juggling with flexible biomolecules (project description)
PI: Daniel Varon-Silva (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Mark Santer, Christoph Rademacher (MPIKG)

Optically controlled shape of soft nano-objects (project description)
PI: Svetlana Santer (UP)
Collaboration: Mark Santer (MPIKG)

A molecular-scale workbench for bio-nanoparticles (project description)
PI: Peter Saalfrank (UP)
Collaboration: Svetlana Santer (UP), Mark Santer (MPIKG)

New synthetic routes towards well-defined polypeptides and hydrogels (project description)
PI: Helmut Schlaad (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Admir Masic (MIT)

Axonal transport of Neurexin vesicles by teams of molecular motors (project description)
PI: Stephan Sigrist (FU)
Collaboration: Reinhard Lipowsky (MPIKG)

Assembled Nanomagnets: Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Magnetotactic Bacteria (project description)
PI: Damien Faivre (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Peter Strauch, Stefan Klumpp (MPIKG)

The role of sulfur-transferring proteins associated with the centrosome (project description)
PI: Ralph Gräf (UP)
Collaboration: Silke Leimkühler (UP)

Polymeric nanoparticle templates for calcium phosphate mineralization (project description)
PI: Klaus Tauer (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Andreas Taubert (UP)

Simulation of the interaction of dendritic polymers with bone proteins and inflammation markers (project description)
PI: Ana Vila Verde (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Rainer Haag (FU)

Investigating the role of fluorinated amino acids on protein structure and function using simulation (project description)
PI: Ana Vila Verde (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Beate Koksch (FU)

Acceleration and amplification of biomimetic actuation: the empty pore matters (project description)
PI: Jiayin Yuan, John Dunlop (MPIKG)
Collaboration: John Dunlop, Jiayin Yuan (MPIKG)

Molecular force sensors for the extracellular matrix (project description)
PI: Kerstin Blank (MPIKG)
Collaboration: John Dunlop (MPIKG)

Size control during eukaryotic cell division (project description)
PI: Carsten Beta (UP)
Collaboration: Angelo Valleriani (MPIKG)

Probing collagen nanomechanics (project description)
PI: Luca Bertinetti, Kerstin Blank (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Admir Masic, Emanuel Schneck (MPIKG)

Coiled coils as mechanical building blocks (project description)
PI: Kerstin Blank (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Beate Koksch (FU)

Growing elongated: How magnetotactic bacteria synthesize anisotropic magnetite (project description)
PI: Damien Faivre (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Kerstin Blank (MPIKG)

Computational design of magnetic microswimmers: Understanding the relation of shape and speed (project description)
PI: Damien Faivre (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Stefan Klumpp (MPIKG), Carsten Beta (UP)

MD simulations and multiscale modeling of specific membrane adhesion (project description)
PI: Thomas Weikl (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Emanuel Schneck (MPIKG)

Modeling molecular interactions of cellulose microfibrils (project description)
PI: Andrea Grafmüller (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Luca Bertinetti, John Dunlop (MPIKG)

Artificial organelle life: Compartmentalization of enzymatic reactions in lipid vesicles (project description)
PI: Tom Robinson (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Silke Leimkühler (UP)

GPI-anchored proteins attached to plasma membranes: molecular scale computer simulations (project description)
PI: Mark Santer (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Joachim Heberle (FU)

Life in micro-container (project description)
PI: Damien Faivre (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Tom Robinson (MPIKG)

Thermodynamics of interactions of polyanionic carbohydrates with bacteriophage proteins (project description)
PI: Stefanie Barbirz (UP)
Collaboration: Andrea Grafmüller (MPIKG)

Cooperative transport by amoeboid micro-trucks - a cellular tug-of-war (project description)
PI: Carsten Beta (UP)
Collaboration: Stefan Klumpp (UG), Reinhard Lipowsky (MPIKG)

Metal-coordinated self-healing peptide biomaterials (project description)
PI: Kerstin Blank (MPIKG)
Collaboration: Matt Harrington (MPIKG)

Light sensitive particles as a model of cellular motion (project description)
PI: Svetlana Santer (UP)
Collaboration: Mark Santer (MPIKG)
 

 

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