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Roy Bar-Ziv

Fluorescent image of artificial cells on a chip. The differences in genetic composition between cells produced the different colors, which reveal stages in building parts of a virus

The Weizmann Institute of Science group demonstrated the production of protein assembly lines on a silicon chip 

The Self-Synthesizing Ribosome

This cellular factory-on-a-chip could be used to design, produce and test drugs against antibiotic resistant bacteria

DNA condensed in lines

Lines of highly compacted DNA might be used as nanocables

Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv, Alexandra Tayar and Eyal Karzbrun (l-r) created a lifelike wavefront of information

An array of artificial cells demonstrates the movement of information wavefronts

(l-r) Eyal Karzbrun, Alexandra Tayar and Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv

"Cells on a chip" are beginning to recreate biological processes

(l-r) Eyal Karzbrun, Alexandra Tayar and Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv

Cell-like compartments produce proteins and communicate with one another, similar to natural biological systems

Correlations of droplet velocities (projection of velocities along x-direction) plotted against a pair of droplets' spatial separation in the x and y direction. Red stands for positive values signifying joint motion; blue stands for negative values signifying opposing motion

Tiny water drops flowing in oil reveal a new type of order

Cell on a Chip Reveals Protein Behavior

In the future, artificial cells may produce complex protein structures on...

Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv and Dr. Lior Nissim. Identifying cancer

A new genetic sensor kills only the malignant cancer cells in a test tube.

Scanning electron microscope image of a sea urchin spine undergoing repair after breakage.


Scientists look to biology to learn how living organisms create the amazing variety of forms and substances...