SFB1093 starts into the 2nd funding period

[28.10.2017] The SFB 1093 will start into its second round in 2018: the German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund 18 interdisciplinary projects for another 4 years with around 10 million Euro. The CRC “Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins” aims at a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of protein recognition and functional modulation by supramolecular ligands. The CRC combines different expertise from synthetic and supramolecular chemistry, molecular and cell biology with computational chemistry, bioinformatics and structural biology. This unique combination further strengthens the research profile of the University of Duisburg Essen.

Chemists develop novel concepts for protein recognition and modulation by supramolecular ligands which biologists apply to answer biological questions, which can best be tackled with supramolecular chemistry. The considerable competence already accumulated in the CRC consortium will be further reinforced by three new groups joining in the second funding period, providing novel methods for fluorescence detection and imaging (Voskuhl), precision macromolecules as templates for multivalent ligand presentation (Hartmann) and the fascinating new protein class of microtubule (Westermann). The research projects are complemented by the Integrated Research Training Group "Supramolecular Chemistry and Biology".