The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Daniela Wilson a Consolidator Grant; congratulations!
Daniela Wilson and her research group aim to develop synthetic motile assemblies that they term ‘synmotes’ with cilia-like and flagella-like movement. With this, they address the challenge of developing nano carriers with the ability to move, sense and adapt, in order to transport and deliver medicines in specific tissues and cells in the human body. To develop these motile molecules, the researchers use building blocks with pre-programmed functionality. Besides their ability to move directionally, these autonomous complex bio-inspired systems are programmed to sense changes in their environment (the human body) and consequently to adapt to the changes by regulating their speed, shape and behaviour.