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Molecular Biophysics


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Engin  Serpersu eserpers@nsf.gov (703) 292-7124  655  
Wilson  Francisco wfrancis@nsf.gov (703) 292-7856  655  
Ranajeet  Ghose rghose@nsf.gov (703) 292-7582  655  


Apply to NSF 13 -510

The cluster supports fundamental biophysical and biochemical research projects that address the relationships among structure, function and dynamics in studies of individual biomolecules and their interactions.  Research projects are encouraged that are designed to discover and define the general principles of macromolecular function, with the intent of understanding existing function and predicting and designing new functions, as well as projects that will develop cutting edge technology in the context of biological questions relevant to the cluster.  Technologies should incorporate integrated approaches including theory, computation and experimental methods, such as spectroscopy, diffraction and single molecule methods. The cluster also encourages multidisciplinary research at the interface of biology with physical sciences, computer sciences and engineering.  Funding priority is given to proposals that address fundamental gaps in our understanding of the roles of dynamics in biological function and that propose imaginative experiments that promise innovative breakthroughs.

The cluster encourages proposals such as the following areas of research:

  • General principles of the relationship between structure, dynamics and function of biomolecules
  • Fundamental principles governing biomolecular interactions and mechanisms.


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What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)




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