MPI-DS Colloquium: Engineering a synthetic model cell

MPI-DS Colloquium

  • Datum: 06.06.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Kerstin Göpfrich
  • Biophysical Engineering of Life, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), Heidelberg University and Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Ort: Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)
  • Raum: Prandtl Lecture Hall and Zoom Meeting ID: 959 2774 3389, Passcode: 651129
  • Gastgeber: MPIDS
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Today’s living cells emerge from the complex interplay of thousands of molecular constituents. Our vision is to create a simpler model of a cell that consists of a li-pid vesicle and operates based on our own custom-engineered and genetically encoded molecular hardware made from DNA and RNA nanotechnology. Recently, we demonstrated the power of two-photon 3D laser printing for synthetic biolo-gy, realized mechanisms for vesicle division and build functional DNA-based mimics of cytoskeletons, capable of cargo transport and signal transduction. Ul-timately, by coupling GUV division to their informational content and their func-tion, we aim for a prototype of a synthetic cell capable of evolution.
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