FMS Research Center

Sijbren Otto awarded an ERC Synergy Grant

Prof. Sijbren Otto and colleagues from ESPCI Paris (Prof. Andrew Griffiths), Parmenides Foundation (Prof. Eörs Szathmáry) and Ben-Gurion University (Prof. Gonen Ashkenasy) were awarded a 13M euros ERC Synergy Grant for their “MiniLife” project. Their aim is to create, for the first time, a living system from completely abiotic components (so not based on DNA and proteins, but from synthetic molecules designed and synthesized in the lab). Congratulations!