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Synthetic biology

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

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

(l-r) Profs. Benjamin Geiger and Joachim Spatz

A biologist and a materials scientist create a new approach to understanding living cell mechanics

The molecular structure of Spanish flu protein (hemagglutin) bound to a computationally designed protein (green). The designed protein binds the viral protein tightly and with high specificity, blocking the protein's function and neutralizing viral infectivity

 A new method of redesigning protein molecules may yield novel drugs.

Birth of an Enzyme
Scientists succeed in designing artificial enzymes that also undergo 'evolution in a test tube'