Center for Catalysis in Biomimetic Confinement
CCBC is an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science
About the CCBC
Our overarching goals are to acquire a fundamental understanding of how multi-step reaction pathways are confined within and optimized by selectively permeable protein-based shells of Bacterial Microcompartments (BMCs) and to apply this knowledge to establish BMC shell proteins as building blocks that can be used for confined, hierarchically-ordered biological and synthetic multi-step catalysis.
CCBC is a multidisciplinary team of scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Michigan State University performing research at the cutting edge of synthetic biology.