The main goal is to develop and validate an innovative technology to manage forces in mechanobiology contexts. The consortium envisions the integration of synthetic rotary motors as mechanically active components into biomaterials, and to use them to apply and control forces at the nanoscale using light as temporally and spatially confined external energy source.
Light and Matter are core topics within Leibniz’ natural science section (Section D). Despite being of fundamental character, the project’s biomedical perspective will trigger interaction with institutes in Section D dedicated to biophotonic technologies, such as IPHT. The developed materials and methodology will contribute to future medical technologies and reinforce the profile of the Leibniz Research Alliance Health Technologies.