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Cell mimicry: bottom-up engineering of life

Discussion meeting


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Yuval Elani, Dr David Lunn, Professor Thomas McLeish FRS, Dr Annela Seddon, Dr Tom Ellis, and Professor John Seddon.

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This meeting will explore the emerging area of artificial cell science. Specifically, bottom-up synthetic biology approaches will be discussed, where molecular building blocks are brought together to yield protocells that mimic properties of biological systems. Biomimetic assemblies that traverse lengthscales (from sub-cellular structures to proto-tissues) will be covered. There will be a focus on potential applications of this research area.

The schedule of talks and biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Interface Focus.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Monday 21 September 2020. If you would like to apply to present a poster, please submit your title, your abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors' institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 31 July 2020. Please include the text ‘Cell mimicry: poster abstract’ in the subject heading. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the proposed presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advance registration essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

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Cell mimicry: bottom-up engineering of life

21 – 22 September 2020

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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