A7: Bifunctional hybrid nanoparticles via calcium carbonate crystallization driven by engineered protein surfaces

Principle Inverstigators:

Dr. D. Gebauer and Prof. Dr. A. Marx

About project A7:

This project aims at the defined generation of structurally and functionally anisotropic nanohybrid particles of calcium carbonate and tailor-made genetically engineered proteins via non-classical pathways of crystallization. Iterative cycles of protein design and thorough investigations of their effect on in vitro calcium carbonate precipitation will identify the essential factors underlying this complex process. Eventually, this will pave the way for the rational generation of particle superstructures via directed self-assembly.