In vitro phospholipid biosynthesis for growing and dividing minimal cells

Andrew Scott

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Natural life is extraordinarily complex, which by definition means that it has many interconnected and functioning parts. The goal of synthetic biology is to engineer living systems, though due to their very complexity they remain recalcitrant to engineering. What if it were possible to reduce the complexity to a finite amount of parts that are well understood and therefore possible to manipulate. That is the motivation for constructing a so called minimal cell.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Dogterom, A.M., Supervisor
  • Danelon, C.J.A., Advisor
Award date4 Apr 2016
Print ISBNs978-90-8593-251-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • minimal cell
  • liposome growth
  • liposome division
  • in vitro
  • lipid synthesis


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