Sophie Martin


Understanding what defines Life is without doubt one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. The flagship project “Building a Synthetic Cell” addresses a true frontier of knowledge. By creating a living cell from individual components, this project aims for the first time to breach the divide between molecules and life, and thus help define the true nature of life. By its groundbreaking nature, this project will place European Science at the forefront of this important field. It will bring together scientists from various disciplines, foster technological developments, focus the ethical discussion and breach conversation with policy makers.