NCCR MSE – Molecular Systems Engineering

2014 series

Home institutions: University of Basel, ETH Zurich

The NCCR “MSE – Molecular Systems Engineering” combines the life sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering sciences in order to transfer the synthesis processes of biological cells to synthetic systems. Such molecular systems are the equivalent of tiny factories in which new compounds and substances are made. These can be used in energy supply and the chemical industry as well as in medical diagnosis or treatment.

The NCCR intends to break through the barriers of the traditional focus on individual molecular modules and develop new engineering principles that reveal how individual molecular modules can be combined to form working molecular production lines. The research findings could be used to meet future economic and technical challenges.

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