The artificial cell: biology-inspired compartmentalization of chemical function

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Interface Focus entitled “The artificial cell: biology-inspired compartmentalization of chemical function”, organised by Paul A Beales, Barbara Ciani and Stephen Mann.

This issue is based on a Royal Society Theo Murphy meeting held on the 26–27 February 2018. The articles reveal the rich diversity of research currently being undertaken in the field of artificial cell design and construction, and highlight the challenges that lie ahead.

The articles are FREE TO ACCESS here.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: the artificial cell: biology-inspired compartmentalization of chemical function

PA Beales, B Ciani and S Mann


The hallmarks of living systems: towards creating artificial cells

NA Yewdall, AF Mason and JCM van Hest


Human ubiquitin-like proteins as central coordinators in autophagy

J Mohan and T Wollert


Membrane remodelling by a lipidated endosomal sorting complex required for transport-III chimera, in vitro

CJ Marklew, A Booth, PA Beales and B Ciani


Urea-mediated anomalous diffusion in supported lipid bilayers

EE Weatherill, HLE Coker, MR Cheetham and MI Wallace


Functionalizing cell-mimetic giant vesicles with encapsulated bacterial biosensors

T Trantidou, L Dekker, K Polizzi, O Ces and Y Elani


Liquid–liquid phase separation in artificial cells

CD Crowe and CD Keating

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