The development of life-like droplets to study the fundamental properties of living systems Event as iCalendar

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14 June 2018

12 - 1pm

Venue: The Pat Hanan Room (207-501)

Location: City Campus

Host: Department of Computer Science

June 2018 presentation for Martin Hanczyc, Principal Investigator in the Centre for Integrative Biology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Speaker: Martin Hanczyc, Principal Investigator in the Centre for Integrative Biology at the University of Trento, Italy.

Abstract

Martin's work is focused on understanding the fundamental principles of living and evolving systems through experimental science.

To this end, he builds synthetic systems where dynamic life-like properties emerge when self-assembled systems are pushed away from equilibrium. In this talk, he will present an experimental model of bottom-up synthetic biology: chemically-active oil droplets. 

This system has the ability to sense and metabolize and the potential to evolve.  He will include discussion of motile droplet behavior in the prebiotic context.

About our speaker

Martin Hanczyc established the Laboratory for Artificial Biology as part of the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento in Italy. More information about Martin and his work on his Hancyc Lab website amd you can also watch his TED talk.