Project: Metrology for biomolecular origin of disease

In order for molecular medicine to address global health issues such as viral epidemics, anti-microbial resistance and metastatic cancers, a better measurement infrastructure is required. Central to this is an understanding of how the structure of a molecule (a protein) dictates its activity, or how it behaves. This project will focus on a set of peptides (the building blocks of proteins) chosen for their relation to global health issues. The project will then use a combination of low and high-resolution measurements and molecular dynamic simulations to increase our understanding of the structure-activity relationship for these peptides and to produce a set of first design principles for the prediction of a molecule’s behaviour from its sequence or structure.

Acronym HLT10 BiOrigin (Reference Number: HLT10)
Duration 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
3 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
4 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
5 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford United Kingdom