Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
The thousand-droplets test
Chemical reactions in artificial cell-scale systems show surprising diversity
In the future, an entire chemistry lab could be accommodated in a tiny little droplet. While simple reactions already work in these simplest models of an artificial cell now a group of scientists of CeNS and the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) have established and investigated for the first time a complex biochemical system. They discovered a surprising diversity.