Group Leader Irep Gözen interviewed for Titan.uio.no
Irep Gözen is the Lead of the Programmable Cell-like Compartments convergence environment, which was recently awarded funding by UiO: Life Science
The Programmable Cell-like Compartments research group (from left): Harald Stenmark, Gry Oftedal, Andreas Carlson and Irep Gözen. Photo: Bjarne Røsjø, UiO
As announced in May 2017, the Programmable Cell-like Compartments convergence environment was recently awarded funding by UiO: Life Science.
Irep Gözen, who is Head of the Bionanotechnology and Membrane Systems Group at NCMM, was interviewed about the project for the University of Oslo's Titan.uio.no website; a site that features the latest news and research from the University's science and technology institutes.
Programmable Cell-like Compartments
The article discusses Gözen's work, and how the group will focus on research into the complicated machinations of the genetic material, proteins, and receptors of biological cells.
Gözen explains how she and the rest of the group are working with 'dead cells'; cells that consist of dead material, but that act as cell-like containers. The research aims to prove that these cell-like containers can perform pre-defined, programmed tasks; for example tracking and deactivating hazards like migrating cancerous cells.
The concept is one that could be applied to numerous situations, and one which could have far-reaching benefits for many areas of society.
Read the article, 'Døde «celler» kan fortsatt utføre oppgaver' in full on Titan.uio.no (Norwegian only).