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Approaches to the bio-engineering of synthetic minimal cells
ID: 43359
Start date: 2007-03-01, End date: 2010-08-31
The main objective of the research is the construction of vesicle-based biochemical reactors as "minimal cells", defined as the cell constructs containing the minimal and sufficient number of components to be defined as alive, i.e. the concomitance of self-maintenance(metaboli...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85168
Last updated on: 2011-03-14
Biological computation built on cell communication systems
ID: 43310
Start date: 2007-03-01, End date: 2011-02-28
Cell communication systems that form building blocks for biological computation devices have significant potential. They might be able within the human body to detect and respond to changes in the state of health and help to combat disease at an early stage or serve as sensors...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85163
Last updated on: 2011-03-01
Setting the bases for synthetic biology in Europe
ID: 43338
Start date: 2006-12-01, End date: 2009-11-30
Synthetic biology has emerged as a very recent but highly promising approach to re-organizing the scientific biological endeavor by integrating central elements of engineering design. By applying the tool box of engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, or che...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85166
Last updated on: 2010-08-30
Safety and ethical aspects of synthetic biology
ID: 43205
Start date: 2007-01-01, End date: 2008-12-31
Synthetic biology is becoming one of the hottest new fields of biology, with the potential to no less than revolutionize the way we do biotechnology today. By applying the toolbox of engineering disciplines to biology, a whole set of potential applications become possible rang...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85151
Last updated on: 2010-07-05
Engineering and control of biological systems: a new way to tackle complex diseases and biotechnological innovation
ID: 43379
Start date: 2007-02-01, End date: 2010-01-31
The aim of this proposal is to engineer a synthetic biological network for in vivo regular therapeutic delivery of insulin in a rhythm corresponding to normal nutrient uptake. To this end, we will engineer stable synthetic oscillator networks in yeast and mammalian systems abl...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85170
Last updated on: 2010-06-30
A biological nanoactuator as a molecular switch for biosensing
ID: 43288
Start date: 2006-10-16, End date: 2010-04-15
We seek to provide Europe with a major time advantage over their main international competitors by developing a bionanotechnological device that can be used as a nanoactuator/biosensor, which also provides a novel interface between the Biological and Silicon Worlds. The time a...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85160
Last updated on: 2009-12-10
Engineered modular bacterial hydrogen photo-production of hydrogen
ID: 43340
Start date: 2007-01-15, End date: 2010-07-14
Our project aims at designing reusable, standardized molecular building blocks that will produce a photosynthetic bacterium containing engineered chemical pathways for competitive, clean and sustainable hydrogen production. Our engineering approach will provide the next genera...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85167
Last updated on: 2009-08-28
Towards a European strategy for synthetic biology
ID: 43449
Start date: 2007-01-01, End date: 2008-12-31
Synthetic biology (SB) is an emerging field promising high potential for research and development (R&D), and future applications beneficial for economy and society. The EU has started first measures to develop the field. However, research activities are scattered across Europe...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85178
Last updated on: 2009-07-20
Functional synthetic membranes for GPCR based sensing
ID: 43431
Start date: 2006-10-01, End date: 2009-09-30
Odorant receptors, members of the GPCR family, are an excellent example of natural superiority in binding specificity of small and hydrophobic molecules. But difficulties in expression, isolation and solubilisation of GPCRs hampered the assay development and further applicatio...
Programme: FP6-POLICIES
Record Number: 85174
Last updated on: 2009-07-20
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