Our webpage: www.iccmp.br
December 1st – 5th, 2008
Bechara Kachar (NIH, Bethesda, USA)
H. Moyses Nussenzveig (Department of Physics, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Oscar N. Mesquita (Department of Physics, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Molecular motors are proteins that have essential roles in all steps of cell metabolism and development. With the help of optical tweezers, their properties have been studied and also their functioning mechanism, in many cases within the space of a single molecule.