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Cell mimicry: bottom-up engineering of life - POSTPONED

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Location

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

Overview

This meeting is postponed. More details to follow.

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.

Image credit: Frank Zehua Hu

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.

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

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

This meeting is postponed. More details to follow.

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Schedule of talks

21 September

Session 1 09:00-12:30

Chemistry and physics

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Chairs

Dr Thomas Ouldridge, Imperial College London, UK

09:05-09:30 Bottom-up assembly of live-like cells

Professor Joachim Spatz, Heidelberg University, Germany

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Bottom up synthetic biology

Dr Dora Tang, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Model protocells for origin of life studies

Professor Jack Szostak FRS, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, USA

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Bottom-up fabrication of cells and tissues

Professor Shoji Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 2 13:30-18:00

Applications

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Chairs

Professor Adam Perriman, University of Bristol, UK

13:30-14:00 Bioengineering with synthetic cells

Dr Kate Adamala, University of Minnesota, USA

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Bioinspired drug delivery

Professor Zhen Gu, University of California, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00 Nicholas Clarkson

16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 Panel Discussion

16:45-17:00 Discussion

17:00-18:00 Poster Session

22 September

Session 3 09:00-12:30

Engineering

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09:00-09:30 Putting humpty dumpty back together again: key challenges ahead

Professor Wilhelm Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and University of Cambridge, UK

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Signalling in synthetic tissues

Professor Hagan Bayley FRS, University of Oxford, UK

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Roy Bar-Ziv

11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Cees Dekker

Professor Cees Dekker, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 4 13:30-17:00

Biology and biophysics

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Chairs

Professor Paula Booth, King's College London, UK

13:30-14:00 On the origin of cell division

Professor Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

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14:00-14:15 DIscussion

14:15-14:45 Designing biology for health and sustainability

Professor Pamela Silver, Harvard University, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00 Anthony Hyman FRS

16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 Hybrid multi-compartment systems: a road to artificial photosynthetic cells

Dr Emiliano Altamura, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

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16:45-17:00 Discussion

Cell mimicry: bottom-up engineering of life - POSTPONED

21 – 22 September 2020

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