PLASWIRES (PLASmids-as-WIRES), “Engineering Multicellular Biocircuits: Programming Cell-Cell Communication Using PLASmids as WIRES” is a synthetic biology FET-Proactive European research project (Future and Emerging Technology) coordinated by LIA-UPM in which we have designed and engineered a programmable antibiotic.
PLASWIRES’ main goal: To show how to program a parallel distributed living computer using conjugative plasmids as wires between cellular processors.
Additional information: http://www.plaswires.eu/
InGEMICS (Ingeniería Microbiana, Salud y Calidad de Vida) is a Madrid interdisciplinary research project that integrates omics technologies with data analysis and mathematical modelling tools to confront some of the current most relevant challenges in Biomedicine and particularly those ligated to the comprehension and manipulation of microbial systems and their interactions.
Additional information: http://www.ingemics.es/
We are also partners in the project on synthetic biology called EVOPROG: “General-Purpose Programmable Evolution Machine on a Chip“. Start: October, 2013. Duration of the project: 36 months.
Additional information: www.evoprog.eu
Spanish Project TIN2016-81079-R titled: “Ingeniería de biocircuitos programables para computación analógica, multicelular y espacial.”
Our current 3-years research project from the Spanish Plan Estatal de I+D+i have begun in January 2017.
Spanish Project TIN2012-36992 titled: “ENGINEERING and PROGRAMMING BIOCIRCUITS: DESIGN and IN SILICO MODELING”.
Spanish research project “Ecuaciones en diferencias y aproximación constructiva: teoría y aplicaciones”, Ref. MTM2014-54053-P. Duration of the project: 36 mothns. Start: January, 2015.
Past Research Projects
- Bacterial Computing with Engineered Populations (BACTOCOM): LIA Group has participated also in the European Synthetic Biology project called BACTOCOM. www.bactocom.eu
- Modelling of biological processes using P Systems and designing new biomolecular computing devices: Proyecto TIN2009-14421. Funded by MICINN. Dates: Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2012. PI: Alfonso Rodríguez-Patón.