Towards Artificial Cells - NCCR MSE

Towards Artificial Cells

The focus of our research is the development of microfluidic methods for applications in the life sciences.

In this project, we pursue three aims: i) The creation of small biochemical reactors (“artificial cells”) and ii) networks in the sense of molecular factories, and iii) the development of high-throughput, label-free screening methods with improved analytical readout. In all approaches, we use droplet microfluidics as the basic technology for the creation of controlled nL-volumes. Our system can be employed for a wide range of applications and adapted to many assays, which are developed by other groups in the NCCR.