MICREAGENTS

Microscale Chemically Reactive Electronic Agents

 Coordinatore RUHR-UNIVERSITAT BOCHUM 

 Organization address city: BOCHUM
postcode: 44780

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: John Simpson
Cognome: McCaskill
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 234 3227702
Fax: +49 234 3214047

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 4˙461˙304 €
 EC contributo 3˙400˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-8
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-09-01   -   2015-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    RUHR-UNIVERSITAT BOCHUM

 Organization address city: BOCHUM
postcode: 44780

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: John Simpson
Cognome: McCaskill
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 234 3227702
Fax: +49 234 3214047

DE (BOCHUM) coordinator 0.00
2    RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

 Organization address address: Broerstraat
city: GRONINGEN
postcode: 9712CP

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Dick
Cognome: Veldhuis
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 50 363 4142
Fax: +31 50 363 4500

NL (GRONINGEN) participant 0.00
3    SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: CAMPUSVEJ
city: ODENSE M
postcode: 5230

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Lone Ladegaard
Cognome: Laursen
Email: send email
Telefono: 4565504436

DK (ODENSE M) participant 0.00
4    THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

 Organization address address: GIVAT RAM CAMPUS
city: JERUSALEM
postcode: 91904

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jane
Cognome: Turner
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 2 6586676
Fax: +972 7 22447007

IL (JERUSALEM) participant 0.00
5    THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

 Organization address address: PRINCES STREET
city: AUCKLAND
postcode: 1142

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Julia
Cognome: Zhu
Email: send email
Telefono: +64 9 3737599

NZ (AUCKLAND) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

 Organization address address: DORSODURO
city: VENEZIA
postcode: 30123

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Norman
Cognome: Packard
Email: send email
Telefono: 390412000000
Fax: 390412000000

IT (VENEZIA) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

 Organization address address: University Avenue
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G12 8QQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Joe
Cognome: Galloway
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 141 330 3884

UK (GLASGOW) participant 0.00
8    VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

 Organization address address: TECHNICKA
city: PRAHA 6
postcode: 166 28

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Hana
Cognome: Stepankova
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 220 443 210

CZ (PRAHA 6) participant 0.00

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programmed    micro    pairwise    lablets    autonomous    micreagents    integrate    living    components    reversibly    chemicals    smart    agents    assembling    electronics    microscopic    chemical    surface    self    communication    reactors    construction    cells    electronic    computation    sensors    reactions    actuation   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

The goal of the project is to give electronics and chemistry an equal autonomous say in programming complex chemical constructions, processes and analyses at the nano and microscales: the same scale where information processing in living systems occurs – where 'to construct is to compute'. To do this MICREAgents (MIcroscopic Chemically Reactive Electronic Agents) will develop novel electronically active microreactor components, called lablets, that self-assemble at a scale less than 100 µm, approaching that of living cells. The project will integrate the necessary components to ensure autonomous action of millions of these 'very smart chemicals', including electronic logic, supercapacitors for power, pairwise coupling for communication, programmable chemical sensors and electronic actuation of chemical processing. Key examples of MICREAgent actuation are to reversibly switch their association, load or dose chemicals, modify surfaces, initiate reactions and control locomotion in complex chemical environments. MICREAgents lablets can join forces to communicate both chemicals and electronic information in order to solve complex tasks, acting as smart collective agents of chemical change. Like cells, they will be essentially genetically encoded, but with chemical and electronic memories, translating electronic signals into constructive chemical processing and recording the results of this processing. They will also reversibly employ DNA molecules as chemical information, for example to control surface-surface binding of lablets, or to program chemical sensors, not to synthesize proteins as in cells. The project builds on pioneering FET-funded work towards electronic chemical cells, taking a giant stride to cell-like microscopic autonomous chemical electronics with self-assembling electronic membranes controlling the entry and exit of chemicals.nnThese autonomous mobile smart reactors will provide a novel form of computation that microscopically links reaction processing and chemical construction with computation, providing a radical integration of autonomous chemical experimentation. The self-assembling smart micro reactors can be programmed for molecular amplification and other chemical processing pathways, that start from complex mixtures, concentrate and purify chemicals, perform reactions in programmed cascades, sense completion, and transport and release products to defined locations. The project defines a continuous achievable path towards this ambitious goal, making use of a novel pairwise local communication strategy to overcome the limitations of current smart dust and autonomous sensor network communication. It will provide a technical platform spawning research in new computing paradigms that integrate multilevel construction with electronic ICT. The 10 groups, from 8 countries including Israel and New Zealand, are all pioneers in the multidisciplinary areas required to achieve the project goals, with a common grounding in IT.

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