Accession Number:

ADA411829

Title:

Opportunities at the Intersection of Nanoscience, Biology and Computation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE

Report Date:

2002-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Research capabilities in nanoscience, molecular biology and computation have advanced to the point where it is possible to define research activities in which the development of nano-bio systems will support major DOE science goals. Specifically, we identify two major long term research goals which can motivate research at the intersection of nanoscience and biology 1 Development of biological-systems-control for bioremediation, carbon dioxide sequestration and tailored biomaterials fabrication. 2 Development of artificial nanosystems with biomimetic functionality but without biological fragility. Basic research in support of these goals can be focused by identifying immediate research challenges involving the integration of physical nanostructures and biological nanostructures i.e. proteins, with a strong emphasis on membrane-bound proteins in a program of closely correlated theoretical and experimental research.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE