The Noireaux group is involved with the development of cell-free systems for in vitro metabolic engineering and for the bottom-up synthesis of minimal cells. The cell-free TXTL system, encapsulated into liposomes, is used to execute gene circuits encoding for biological function in isolation. Many advances have been made in this direction. Yet, a lot has to be discovered on how to integrate biological parts to synthesize truly functional cell-sized compartment programs with synthetic gene circuits. In this project, we aim to use cell-free TXTL systems to make critical steps in the assembly of robust and functional minimal cells, which includes metabolic pathways that sustain biosynthesis and genetic circuits to program the minimal cell. Such research improves our understanding of core biology and fosters the development of new technologies.
Position is part-time (30 hours/week).
50% Scientific Experiments
30% Data Analysis
10% Communicate Research Results
10% Laboratory Maintenance
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