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The Artificial Cell: biology-inspired compartmentalisation of chemical function

Theo Murphy meeting organised by Dr Barbara Ciani, Dr Paul Beales and Professor Stephen Mann FRS. This meeting brings together life and physical scientists to explore mechanisms of biological compartmentalisation and how these principles can be harnessed to develop smart technologies. We will address how repurposing of biological and synthetic components can be used to create artificial cells for development in areas such as fuel production, drug delivery and environmental remediation. Speaker biographies and talk abstracts will be available shortly. The draft schedule is available below. 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.
When Mar 26, 2018 09:00 AM to
Mar 27, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ
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Poster Session

There will be a poster session on Monday 26 February 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list and name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team with the subject line "Poster submission: The artificial cell" by 15 January 2018. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Advanced registration essential (please request an invite)
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

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