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Newcastle Academic awarded prestigious Chair

Professor Natalio Krasnogor is the recipient a Chair in Emerging Technologies, awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

As part of the Engineering Data Structure Organoids project, Professor Krasnogor will investigate innovative ways of scaling up the volume of data that can be stored in living cells by storing, searching, sorting and retrieving data encoded in the genetic materials DNA or RNA. Tremendous advances in DNA information coding, synthetic biology and nanotechnology have made it possible to develop practical and scalable in vivo data structure organoids. Professor Krasnogor, together with his team and his industrial partners, will look at the opportunities for commercialising this emerging technology and also analyse its long-term social implications.

Portrait of Professor Natalio Krasnogor.

published on: 8 October 2019