The Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials,
San Sebastian, Spain.
The Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials- CIC biomaGUNE, is a non-profit research organization created to promote scientific research and technological innovation in the Basque Country (Spain). CIC biomaGUNE develops high-level research at the interface between chemistry, physics, and biology, with particular emphasis on the properties and applications of nanostructures at the biomolecular level.
In particular, the Biomolecular Nanotechnology group led by Prof. Aitziber L. Cortajarena, focuses on the engineering of biomolecules towards the generation of functional nanostructures and bioinspired materials for applications in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. In detail, her current research encompasses four main lines: i) proteins to template nanomaterials, ii) engineered proteins for biomolecular electronics, and iii) designed proteins to stabilized nanomaterials: imaging, sensing and catalysis iv) biofunctional structures for applications in nanomedicine. As such, they have a mature expertise going from the protein engineering, synthesis and characterization and the generation of protein-based hybrid structures and materials.
The Biomolecular Nanotechnology group´s contribution to the e-Prot project will be the design and production of conductive proteins as WP1-Co-leader as well as project management, dissemination, exploitation, and communication activities within WP5. The Biomolecular Nanotechnology group holds a well-established reputation in protein engineering for the generation of functional hybrid structures.