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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge



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.


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).


Welcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Research Fellow
Dr. Emma  Talbot
Not available for consultancy


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