Modulation of the Reactivity of Proteins and Thermodynamics using Pressure
Proteins are the building blocks of life - as enzymes they look after the metabolism, control growth and the communication of cells and lifeforms, build shell and framework structures and activate protection from pathogens. Proteins consist of a wide variety of arranged and folded amino acid chains which make the various functions possible. New research shows that the reactivity of enzymes can be specifically controlled using pressure.
The aim of the prot P.S.I. project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is to be able to use the process parameter pressure for enzymatic/biocatalytic processes, thus improving the efficiency of these processes. Furtwangen University is working on "New Technologies for the Development of Process Control Strategies ", a sub-project within prot P.S.I., the aim of which is the development of intelligent process control strategies for process engineering which can be carried out under variable pressure. The know-how of Furtwangen University will be applied to develop these new and innovative automation strategies.
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- Field of Research Society, Health, Sustainability