Exploring the Molecular Machines within us: A Fantastic Voyage

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake, Auguries of Innocence.


This blog is based on public talks that I have delivered at the University of Lincon, UK and at the Gravity Fields Festival 2016. Here I give a short summary of talk topics.

Nature is an unlimited source of great inspiration (and imitation) for scientist and engineering. In fact, the continuous advance in the knowledge of the complex machinery of life is producing profound impacts in the modern societies. Life, in the form that we know, definitively exploited what we now call nanotechnology” to emerge. Living cells are crowded with fascinating molecular machines with a large variety of functions not yet completely explored. Nature as a blind and patient engineer builds these machines without a defined blueprint but utilizing the power of the evolution.

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