In order to illustrate the team’s research, we selected some highlights.

2015: Start of the ERC Consolidator « ProFF » project

This is an important step in terms of team building, but also from a scientific perspective, the opportunity to demonstrate practical benefits of circuit building at the molecular level.

Move of the team to Gulliver (2015-2016)

This choice was motivated by a desire to get closer to the community interested in informational polymers and their statistical analysis in the center of Paris. Gulliver, with its dual focus on theory and experiments was a perfect fit.

A good publication harvest in 2016-17

Our recent efforts on molecular programming yielded two papers in Nature Chemistry, one paper in Nature Nanotechnology and one paper in Nature Communications, plus two patents. Many of these papers were accompanied with a News & Views from the journals, as well as coverage by scientific or mass media (Article in Science et Avenir 2017; CNRS videos: Worlds in bubbles 2015)

Fig 8 Left: droplet scanning thechnique developed for analysis of bifurcation diagram of artificial molecular dynamical systems (Nat. Them 2016). Middle: artistic view of a cluster of DNA-programmed communicating particles (Nat. Nanotech.). Right: implementation of the French flag patterning mechanism using molecular programming in an artificial embryo (Nat. Chem. 2017)

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