Imaging the Machinery of Bacterial Locomotion at Atomic Resolution [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Understanding biological rotary motors: The bacterial flagellar motor

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Researchers: Dr Daniela Stock (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Carol Robinson

Brief description Our aim is to a) understand and b) sabotage the machinery of locomotion in bacteria. The flagellar motor propels bacteria at 100s of revolutions per second through viscous media making this the most powerful motor known to man. Bacteria can sense their environment and make informed decisions to avoid hazards or find food. Understanding how this machinery works in atomic detail is expected to have implications for both the development of new antibacterials and in the area of nano-medicine.

Funding Amount $AUD 360,732.51

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