Cell mimicry: bottom-up engineering of life


Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Yuval Elani, Dr David Lunn, Professor Thomas McLeish FRS, Dr Annela Seddon, Dr Tom Ellis, and Professor John Seddon.

This meeting will explore the emerging area of artificial cell science. Specifically, bottom-up synthetic biology approaches will be discussed, where molecular building blocks are brought together to yield protocells that mimic properties of biological systems. Biomimetic assemblies that traverse lengthscales (from sub-cellular structures to proto-tissues) will be covered. There will be a focus on potential applications of this research area.

Speaker biographies and the schedule of talks will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recordings of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Interface Focus.

Poster session

There will be an in person poster session on Monday 7 November at the meeting venue and an online poster gallery for the duration of the meeting. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Monday 26 September 2022. Please include the text ‘Poster abstract submission’ in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers’ discretion.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Both in-person and online attendance will be available
  • Limited places, advance registration essential (more information about registration will be available soon)

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

The event is finished.


07 - 08 Nov 2022




The Royal Society
The Royal Society, London, SW1Y 5AG

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