Alexandra Fischer

Episode 5: Light-Controlled Cell Condensation: Exploring New Frontiers in Synthetic Biology

Join us in this episode as we dive into the intriguing world of synthetic biology with Alexandra Fischer, a PhD student in the Materials Synthetic Biology research department at INM. Discover how Alexandra’s groundbreaking research on creating compartments in living cells using light is revolutionizing our understanding of cellular processes. Learn how she combines optogenetics and liquid-liquid phase separation of achieve biomolecular condensation on-demand in mammalian cells. Finally, find out how these innovations could pave the way for new applications in biotechnology.