Regensburg 2004 – wissenschaftliches Programm
AKB 11.1: Hauptvortrag
Montag, 8. März 2004, 12:00–12:30, H40
Active Biomimetic Systems — •Reinhard Lipowsky — MPI für Kolloid und Grenzflächenforschung, 14424 Potsdam
Biological systems have the ability to reorganize and to reconstruct their spatial structure on the nano- and microscale. This capability is based on molecular assemblies which can transform chemical (free) energy into mechanical work. The simplest nanomachines of this type are filaments, which grow by self-assembly, and molecular motors, which move along such filaments. These active nanostructures generate force, provide transport of cargo, and form biomimetic scaffolds. The talk will discuss the basic phasics of these processes and their potential applications.