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A supra-grant named as Harmonized Supra-molecular Motility Machinery and Its Diversity (the representative is Makoto Miyata, a professor of Osaka City University), started this year. The information is shown as below:

50  Harmonized supramolecular motility machinery and its diversity

【Representative of Project】Makoto Miyata, Osaka City University, Graduate school of Science
【Term of Project】FY2012-2016

【Research Item】
[A01] Repetitive machinery
[A02] Rotational machinery
[A03] Complicating machinery

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science

Conventional motor proteins such as myosin, kinesin and dynein existing in the eukaryote have been studied for long time. Thus, the mechanism about torque generation in these cases is well understood. For another thing, prokaryotic organisms like some bacteria (E. coli, Vibrio, Mycoplasma and so on) are movable because of having some motor proteins. However, with respect to these kinds of motor proteins, the mechanism of torque generation is still obscure. The motor proteins in the prokaryotic organisms have common character that is highly organized, highly concerted inside of cell and movable. Thus, we called them as Supra-molecular Motion Machinery. Meanwhile, an evolutionary history of lives in the earth can be well explained by the diversity of these motors.
In our grant, we focus on the motility and the torque generation of Supra-molecular Motion Machinery and study them by use of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology and so on toward well understanding the basic mechanism. Furthermore, we will try to develop a visualization technology with nanoscopic scale resolution and to apply it in our field.

According to our research plan, to promote our research achievement, we are recruiting some research plans. Especially, the researchers with new ideas or new cutting edge of crossing fields or with relative structural biology background are encouraged to apply research funding in our grant.
Click here(http://bunshi5.bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~mycmobile/index.html)for a more detailed information.
Attention: 1,The successful candidates are able to receive financial supports as your research fund. However, remember that you have no right to assign part of the fund to other person.
2, Long-term research plan with two year will be welcomed. The application number is limited to 20 and the candidate is able to acquire 5 millions Japanese Yen at the maximum as your research funding for each year). Please remember that the research projects with a one year are not allowed to be adopted.

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