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Motor-protein-powered Biodisplay

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Lecture The Cooperative Research Program of "Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices" (Bottom-up), Smart Molecules
Date & Time January 30, 2014 (Thu) 14:00 – 16:00
Venue Seminar room B/C, 4th floor of Sousei Building
Speaker Associate Professor Yuichi Hiratsuka (School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Title "Motor-protein-powered Biodisplay"

Proteins are appealing materials because they not only have some functions at the molecular level, but they are also able to generate a variety of functions depending on how they are combined. Recently, in reference to cells (melanophore) pertaining to ichthyic metachrosis, we have successfully developed a color-changing system by building protein molecules.

With a focus on protein-powered displays, this seminar introduces micromachines driven by motor proteins that we formed to date.

Contact Nobuyuki Tamaoki (extension 9356), Laboratory of Smart Molecules, RIES, Hokkaido University
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