Torre P, Keating CD, Mansy SS (2014)
Multiphase water-in-oil emulsion droplets for cell-free transcription-translation.
Langmuir 30, 5695–5699, 2014 doi: 10.1021/la404146g


December 19th, 2017

The emergence of life before biological mechanisms: sunlight-driven synthesis of life’s critical ingredients.

One of humanity’s great remaining mysteries is where we came from. Nearly everyone, scientist and non-scientist alike, has wondered about […]

July 10th, 2017

UV light-driven prebiotic synthesis of iron-sulfur clusters.

Bonfio C, Valer L, Scintilla S, Shah S, Evans DJ, Jin L, Szostak JW, Sasselov DD, Sutherland JD, Mansy SS […]

January 25th, 2017

Two-Way Chemical Communication between Artificial and Natural Cells

Lentini R, Yeh Martin N, Forlin M, Belmonte L, Fontana J, Martini L, Cornella M, Tamburini S, Bentley WE, Jousson […]

January 24th, 2017

Cell-free translation is more variable than transcription

Chizzolini F, Forlin M, Yeh Martín N, Berloffa G, Cecchi D, Mansy SS ACS Synth Biol, 2017 DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00250 Link

October 25th, 2016

Duplications of an iron-sulfur tripeptide leads to the formation of a protoferredoxin

Scintilla S, Bonfio C, Belmonte L,  Forlin M,  Rossetto D,  Li J, Cowan JA,  Galliani A,  Arnesano F,  Assfalg M, […]

October 24th, 2016

Metal Catalysts and the Origin of Life

Belmonte L, Mansy SS Elements 12, 413–418, 2016 DOI:  10.2113/gselements.12.6.413 Link

June 25th, 2016

Communicating artificial cells

Lentini R, Yeh Martin N, Mansy SS Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 34, 53–61, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.06.013 Link

May 16th, 2016

Cysteine containing dipeptides show a metal specificity that matches the composition of seawater

Belmonte L,  Rossetto D,  Forlin M,  Scintilla S, Bonfio C and Mansy SS Phys Chem Chem Phys 18, 20104-20108, 2016 […]

February 18th, 2016

An in vitro selection for small molecule induced switching RNA molecules

Martini L, Ellington AD, Mansy SS An in vitro selection for small molecule induced switching RNA molecules Methods 106, 51-7, […]

October 20th, 2015

In Vitro Selection for Small-Molecule-Triggered Strand Displacement and Riboswitch Activity

Martini L, Meyer AJ, Ellefson JW, Milligan JN, Forlin M, Ellington AD, Mansy SS (2015) In Vitro Selection for Small-Molecule-Triggered […]