A new path to synthetic life and a breakthrough for chemistry
A long-sought goal of engineering and chemistry has been the creation of synthetic life, yet engineers and chemists faced many obstacles. A major hurdle was the construction of life-inspired systems that can sense the environment, make autonomous decisions and extract energy and resources from the environment for cell growth and division (all processes controlled by enzymatic reaction networks). The EU-funded Life-Inspired project aims to construct life-inspired systems based on the design of living matter. To reach this goal, the project will focus on creating a set of complex systems based on programmable enzymatic reaction networks.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
6525 XZ Nijmegen
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