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.