MBM Group
Molecular Biomechanics


Current Projects

Mechanical properties of silk

18. December 2014

Silk is one of the many biomaterials with mechanical properties not yet reached by synthetic counterparts. Silk fibers have an outstanding …

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Force-triggered blood coagulation

30. November 2014

Blood coagulation is a complex phenomenon requiring the activation of a series of proteins upon changes in the physiological flow of …

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Force-driven allostery in proteins

11. November 2014

Allostery in proteins plays a significant role such as cell signalling or gene and enzyme regulations. Allostery is characterized by a …

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30. October 2014

Chemical and enzymatic reactions can be guided by mechanical stress. While single molecule force spectroscopy is an emerging technique to study …

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Force distribution analysis (FDA)

30. October 2014

Force distribution analysis (FDA) is a method to detect and follow force and stress propagation in proteins, reminiscent of Finite Element …

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Previous Projects

Mechanical properties of Nacre

2. December 2014

Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is a biocomposite located at the inner layer of seashells, with exceptional mechanical properties such as …

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Structure-based Drug design

14. November 2014

Structure-based design methods have proven effective in every aspect of drug design – from lead discovery, development, through guiding clinical trials. …

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