Cluster L: Life-mimicking Processes
The Project Cluster L "Life-mimicking processes" bundles the work packages representing essential life processes.
Work Package L1 is primarily developing energy supply and cofactor regeneration modules which can be integrated into the dedicated minimal systems mimicking life processes, e.g. cell division in Work Package L4 or motility in Work Package L5. Moreover, modules for energy supply and cofactor regeneration are needed in Work Package L2 for the multi-step enzymatically catalyzed conversion of substrates into useful chemicals. Due to fact that also the growth of cells is an essential part of the proliferom, this life process has been adopted as research topic in the new Work Package L3. Minimal systems of division (Work Package L4), and signaling and motility (Work Package L5) are being developed and investigated in detail.