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    Scientific Internship: Fabrication and mechanical characterization of biomimetic living cells

    In this project you will create mimics of animal cells by enclosing biopolymer networks in membranous containers, and you will develop methods of network-membrane coupling using gene recombinant DNA techniques.Living …

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    Scientific Internship: Designing Cytolinkers to Understand the Cell’s Mechanics from the Bottom Up

    In this project the student will express and prepare purpose-designed recombinant Plectins, a class of protein that brings connectivity to the filamentous proteins of the cytoskeleton. Eukaryotic cells rely on …

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    Scientific Internship: Crystal Structures by Design

    Can we program particles to self-assemble into regular crystal structures by properly designing the interactions between these particles? This is a question that belongs to a novel class of inverse …

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    Scientific Internship: Controlling nanomechanical motion through efficient optical measurements

    In this project, you will seek to explore quantum mechanics with macroscopic mechanical systems, by performing the most sensitive possible measurements of their motion. The Photonic Forces group studies special …

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    Scientific Internship: Bio-inspired, active materials

    Within this project the student will in vitro build an active network, using purified proteins.A physicist’s first approximation of a biological cell would probably be a sphere of radius R …

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