Artificial cell creation via DNA nanotechnology
A fundamental challenge when creating an artificial cell by synthetic biology is the poor control of replication machinery borrowed from living cells. DNA nanotechnology enables a bottom-up approach for the truly novel design of nanoscale objects through well controlled programmable processes. This EU-funded project will establish a fully integrated platform based on DNA nanotechnology to create a functional artificial cell with the design of DNA-based objects mimicking cellular organelles performing specific functions. These artificial organelles will have capability for self-assembly followed by encapsulation into lipid bilayers compartments resulting in the formation of artificial cells with specific functional characteristics. Applications abound in biosensing and smart therapeutics.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/dna
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/synthetic biology
- /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
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