Project information

Biomolecular centre

Project Identification
LC06030
Project Period
3/2006 - 12/2011
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
MU Faculty or unit
Central European Institute of Technology
Keywords
Cancer drugs, biosensors, lectins, molecular modeling of biomolecules, biomolecular NMR
Cooperating Organization
Institute of Biophysics
Veterinary Research Institurte

The main goal of the project is to elevate the structural biology in the Czech Republic from studies of individual biomacromolecules to investigations of their complexes. This goal will be achieved by implementation of up-to-date methodology in selected scientific fields (NMR spectroscopy, computational modeling) and by focusing on problems, which are currently in the centre of interest of contemporary life sciences. Among others, key cell processes such as preservation of genome stability and DNA repair, ribosomal protein synthesis, or information transfer by recognition (lectins) will be studied. Selected research projects will lead eventually to bioanalytical (biosensors) and biomedical (vaccines, chemotherapeutics) outcomes with potential applications in research and development. To reach the outlined goals, active collaboration of participating institutions is inevitable. A number of projects will require also a broad international collaboration.

Results

The main goal of the project is to help to drive structural biology in the Czech Republic from studies on single biomacromolecules to studies on biomacromolecular complexes. To achieve the goal, we will implement recent advances in selected key methods in the field (NMR spectrometry, computer modeling) and also contribute to their development. The research will be oriented not only to the structure of biomacromolecules but will also include studies of structure/function relationship. It will touch suchimportant phenomena of the cell life as keeping genome stability, DNA repair, protein synthesis in the ribosome or information transfer via recognition (lectins). Selected parts of the research will be devoted to bioanalytical (biosensors) or biomedicinal(vaccines, chemotherapeutics) projects capable of providing results with potential applications at the practical level. By solving the above scientific tasks, the team will increase its international competitiveness. At the same time, the project will

Publications

Total number of publications: 285


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