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Dr. Emma Talbot

Dr. Emma Talbot

Welcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Research Fellow


Synthetic biology is a relatively young field with great potential for exploiting liposomes as functional compartments in conjunction with cell-free extracts. My current research aims to use microfluidics for the formation of artificial cells with controlled compartmentalisation, curvature and patterning.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Plant Sciences:

Research Interests

Synthetic biology within lipid vesicles. Thermal gradients. Microfluidics. Inkjet.

Key Publications

EL Talbot, J Kotar, L Parolini, L Di Michele and P Cicuta, Thermophoretic migration of vesicles depends on mean temperature and head group chemistry, Nature Commn., 8, 15351, (2017).
EL Talbot, L Parolini, J Kotar, L Di Michele and P Cicuta, Thermal driven domain and cargo transport in giant unilamellar vesicles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 114, 5, 846-851, (2017).


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