Microscopic Electronic Agents
The BioMIP research team carries out basic multidisciplinary research into the nature and limits to physical and evolutionary self-organization in combinatorially complex chemical systems at the micro- and nanoscales.
This involves theory and experiment in chemical systems which self-organize and evolve like living systems, processing information to solve complex problems, using a synthetic systems approach. Our aim is to develop novel forms of constructive information processing systems based on the core principles of living systems. We see future chemistry as becoming more and more microscopically programmable and future IT as, like biology, dealing more and more with real world ongoing fabrication and repair of functional systems.
Electronic micro-and nanosystems provide controlled and programmable environments for studying and optimizing such systems, and so our research is also forging a link between the three rapidly expanding technologies: Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology (BT) and Nanotechnology (NT).