// Introduction //


Peptomics extracts words out of proteins.

Peptomics converts the alphabetic protein code used in modern science with its specific biological function in artistic, magic signs.

The fact that proteins in cells have a 3-dimensional (3D) structure and are defined by a sequence of letters allows us to see, touch and finally absorb words in a new way.

Peptomics creates relationships between words and biological systems.

The molecular word modelling process can be used for the identification of a word inside a protein, the creation of a 3D sign system, the visualization of words as sculptures and the creation of eatable word pills.

 

// Project description //


Peptomics combines the area of molecular biology and an artistic approach based on semiotics and the history of visualisation and cultural function of script.

Peptomics has developed a method to extract words out of proteins.

The purpose of the project and its artistic results are unique and can only be realized through the scientific method of the project developed so far.

The basis of the project is the fact that proteins in cells are defined by a sequence of letters. Each letter represents one amino acid in a protein. Proteins can be found in virus and cells of all living organisms, from microbes to mammals: bacteria, humans, plants, fungi.

Only since 2008 all letters of the alpabet from A-Z are represented in proteins (see glossary of amino acids). The project team has developed a unique method, which extracts letter combinations from proteins.

We are not only putting the amino acids representing letters next to each other to create a word. Peptomics detects the amino acid chain of a word in a protein that really exists.

Every imaginable combination of letters (and consequently every existing word) can be located, extracted, defined and visualized.

WORDS GET A BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION WITHIN A PROTEIN
AND CAN BE VISUALIZED IN A NEW WAY.

// The Name //


The project name PEPTOMICS is composed of the word PEPTIDE (from the Greek „small digestible“), which is a small chain of amino acids, that can be part of a protein and the neologism „OMICS“ which informally refers to a field of study in biology ending in - omics.

Proteins are present in every living cell and possess a variety of biochemical activities.

The main focus of -omics is on finding interaction and relationships among the objects.

Peptomics finds relationships between words and biological systems.

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// Research activities //


The project team (Johannes Blank as artist and scientist Dr. Shaila Rössle) conduct doing research activities on the Peptomics Bio-Art project since 2006.

We work exclusively digital until now and use several molecular modelling and 3D-graphic software and online databases (www.pdb.org) for the project.

Only a few scientists worldwide are theoretically able to perform the necessary bioinformatic research steps to find, visualize and define the amino acid chain equivalent of a word.

The molecular modelling of words on the basis of proteins that really exist has never been done before.

In comparison to other bio art projects that deal with language coding/decoding, peptomics has developed a unique scientific method to create a 3D script system which has its own artistic beauty.

The system refers directly to the scientific 3D structure of the protein.

 
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