Competitive 3Mio grant for nanopore consortium involving Sonja Schmid at BIP

Published on
September 16, 2022

A three-PI consortium among Giovanni Maglia (RUG), Cees Dekker (TUD), and Sonja Schmid (WUR) was awarded a competitive 3Mio XL grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). In the ‘ProPore’ consortium, these three Dutch nanopore labs join forces in an internationally unique collaboration to unravel proteins one by one using nanopores:

“Proteins are the workhorses in our cells. Yet, we still miss lots of information on these fundamental molecules of life. We will develop new nanopore technologies to tackle the main challenges in protein analysis: to count and identify proteins, to read off their basic code at the single-molecule level, and to resolve the temporal shape changes of individual proteins that underlie their function. Unravelling proteins one-by-one by resolving their sequence and functional dynamics provides extraordinary potential to radically advance our understanding of proteins.”