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Macromolecular Structure and Function Group


The Biomolecular Structure and Function Group advances new measurement methods and models for the determination and analysis of the structure and function of biomolecules, including lipids, DNA, RNA, proteins, and macromolecular complexes formed by these molecules; studies the relationships between biomolecular structure, dynamics, energetics and function using computational, biophysical, and biochemical techniques; advances methods to determine the physical and chemical factors which determine the specific interactions of macromolecules with cofactors and ligands; develops reference databases for these properties; and advances methods for engineering complex biological systems to support innovation in biotechnology, biomedical and bioscience research, and health care. For more information please visit the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)  


New Scalable Green Protocols for Processing Carbon Nanotubes—The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate general methods and protocols for purification, size-separation and dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that will enable aqueous …

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling—NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and …


Dr. John P. Marino
Group Leader
240-314-6160 (office)
240-314-6255 (facsimile)