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CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies

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Positioned at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering, the goal of the Macromolecular Assemblies Institute based at City College is to build on current research and educational programs throughout the City University of New York to address fundamental and applied questions at the frontier of life sciences research.

The Institute conducts fundamental and applied research to obtain a molecular-level understanding of the complex processes that are essential to the functioning of animals, plants and viruses, and to use these insights to design new devices for biomedical, agricultural and energy applications.  Research focuses on six areas: assemblies of proteins with membranes and small molecules; protein-peptide and protein-protein-protein interactions; protein-nucleaic Acid complexes; lipid-lipid and lipid-detergent interactions; polysaccharide-biopolymer complexes; and self-organized nanoscale supramolecular assemblies for biomedical applications

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