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== '''Welcome by PI Daniel Frankel''' ==  
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== '''Welcome by P.I. Daniel Frankel''' ==  
We are interested in the reductionist approach to biology which considers complex biological systems as machines allowing us to apply the laws of physics and rules of engineering to understand such systems. In particular we are working on building bio/machine hybrids bringing biological sensitivity and control to robotic devices. We are also interested in constructing artificial viruses for drug delivery (without the nasty infectious bits!!) and understanding/exploiting the ultimate bio/machine interface, the cell membrane. <br>  
We are interested in the reductionist approach to biology which considers complex biological systems as machines allowing us to apply the laws of physics and rules of engineering to understand such systems. In particular we are working on building bio/machine hybrids bringing biological sensitivity and control to robotic devices. We are also interested in constructing artificial viruses for drug delivery (without the nasty infectious bits!!) and understanding/exploiting the ultimate bio/machine interface, the cell membrane. <br>  
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▪. '''Manipulating Chemical and Biological Forces to Build an Artificial Cell''' - ''A bottom up approach to assembling an artificial cell.'' <br>
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▪. ''' Building an Artificial Cell''' - ''A bottom up approach to assembling an artificial cell.'' <br>
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▪. '''Cyberplasm''' - ''Building a swimmming bio hybrid microrobot'' <br>
▪. '''Cyberplasm''' - ''Building a swimmming bio hybrid microrobot'' <br>
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▪. ''' Building Model Cell Membranesl''' - ''The cell membrane is the ultimate signal transduction interface where external signals are passed through to genetic control in the innards of the cell. We are building model membranes out of biological components in order to better understand the structure/function relationship of the cell membrane.'' <br>
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Revision as of 13:33, 23 June 2013

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LATEST NEWS !!

HIV paper makes front cover of Soft Matter:

Biorobot paper accepted!!

4 new papers in print related to protein unfolding

Welcome to the Lab to new PhD student Ana from Ecuador.

Cyberplasm receives media attention, here is the original press release living microrobot

Congratulations to Orr Yarkoni for passing his PhD viva for a thesis entitled "Engineering an inducible NO pathway to facilitate cell-electronics communication"

Congratulations to Darman Nordin for passing his PhD viva for a thesis entitled "Interaction of the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin with model cell membranes"

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