Genes and complete gene clusters, even artificial chromosomes and viral and bacterial genomes can be sythesized today.
The potential for biological research, biomedicine, and biotechnology appears to be boundless: tedious procedures of genetic engineering are becoming obsolete and the rational design of biosynthetic pathways for the production of valuable natural products is tremendously facilitated.
Moreover, the de novo construction of complete micro-organisms - already technically feasible - should come within reach if there weren't the lack of knowledge of the functioning of cellular systems.
Pioneers of the field - i.a. Roel Bovenberg (DSM), John Glass (J Craig Venter Institute), Emily LeProust (Agilent), Philippe Marlière (Heurisko), Chris Voigt (MIT), Ralf Wagner (Life Technologies), and Eckhard Wimmer (Stony Brook) - will present latest technological advances as well as the fascinating projects and perspectives.
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2nd International Conference on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs)
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For the first time, a team of researchers at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, has succeeded in making an integrated circuit (IC) from just a monolayer of a semiconducting polymer via a bottom-up, self-assembly approach.
In the self-assembly process, the semiconducting polymer arranges itself into an ordered monolayer in a transistor. The transistors are binary switches used...
Breakthrough provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale
Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague), Institute of Physics of the CAS (IP CAS) and Palacký University...
For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.
But today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require...
Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. This study sheds light on how new neurons are produced throughout life.
The generation of new nerve cells was once thought to taper off at the end of embryonic development. However, recent research has shown that the adult brain...
Theoretical physicists propose to use negative interference to control heat flow in quantum devices. Study published in Physical Review Letters
Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature...
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