Programmable Artificial Cell Evolution (2004-2008) was a collaborative EU project involving 16 partners (including science and industry). One central innovation was to develop a programmable support system making use of microfluidics to support the integration of the three requisite subsystems of artificial cells: (i) a genetic subsystem for inheritance (ii) a metabolic system to harness energy for construction (iii) a container subsystem. The objective was to achieve pairwise integration of these subsystems with the aid of microfluidic experimentation and control during the project. An electronic report was published, and may now be found at the new link the PACE report.

See BioMIP Web Pages for my research group 2004-2017 :  John McCaskill 2019