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The Bristol Centre for ProtoLife Research aims to pioneer new scientific and technological horizons derived from the knowledge and understanding of how life could have emerged from non-living matter. Our goal is to abstract the past to transform the future.

A key motivation is the synthetic design and construction of artificial cell-like entities – protocells – which are capable of energy capture and conversion, minimal metabolism and replication, gene-directed synthesis, growth and division, and basic (chemical) cognition.


Information on our research in the Centre for Protolife Research

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Meet our current research group and discover their areas of research

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A list of all the published work that has been generated by our group over the last few years

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