Fellows' Presentation

Programmable DNA Compartments as Artificial Cells on a Chip

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Part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Roy Bar-Ziv RI '15


At Radcliffe, Roy Bar-Ziv is expanding his research to explore the paradigm of programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells, in which the essential reactions of living cells encoded in DNA take place inside miniaturized compartments fabricated in silicon. Understanding the emergent properties of these compartments may lead to assembly of artificial cells capable of computation, autonomous sensing, and replication, with applications in future technologies.