Our project, funded by the French ANR (Agence National de la Recherche), aims at understanding the mechanisms driving the activity and complex dynamics of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor in its cellular context. The motor is a large and powerful protein complex found in the membrane of many motile bacteria. Consuming the energy of the Ion Motive Force (the trans-membrane potential built by the cell during respiration), it is responsible for rotation of flagella and propulsion of the cell.

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