Synthetic cell division

Within five years, Professor of Bionanoscience Cees Dekker (Applied Sciences) hopes to have made it possible for artificial cells to divide. This spring, he received an ERC grant from the EU worth € 2.5 million for his ground-breaking research on cell division. The tiny cells that Dekker is developing replicate natural cells in their most basic form. They are cell membranes of soap-like molecules, containing a watery substance of DNA and proteins.

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