THE LAMPEL LAB
We design functional materials that are inspired by biology
We are an interdisciplinary group consisting biologists, biotechnologists and organic chemists. We take inspiration from functional biological materials, and specifically, from the manufacturing processes of these materials, and implement these elements in the lab to develop materials with life-like properties. We are especially intrigued by compartmentalization of (bio)catalytic processes in confined microenvironments such as those provided by membrane-bound and membraneless organelles. Our current effort is focused on the design of organelle-like compartments to control and regulate reactivity for construction of molecules and materials, covering the entire range from fundamental studies to materials design.