Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

1. Albertsen, A. N. & Monnard, P.-A. Lipid Protocells. Encyclopedia of Biophysics 1–9 (2012).doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16712-6

2. Amos, M. D. P. M. J. R. S. Biological and Chemical Information Technologies. 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition FET 11 7, 56–60. (2011).

3. Anaya, M., Kwak, M., Musser, A. J., Müllen, K. & Herrmann, A. Tunable hydrophobicity in DNA micelles: design, synthesis, and characterization of a new family of DNA amphiphiles. Chemistry 16, 12852–12859 (2010).

4. Balogh, D., Tel-Vered, R., Riskin, M., Orbach, R. & Willner, I. Electrified Au nanoparticle sponges with controlled hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties. ACS Nano 5, 299–306 (2011).

5. Bedau, M. T. U. H.-T. B. Social and ethical checkpoints for bottom-up synthetic biology, or protocells. Syst. Synth. Biol. 3, 65–75 (2009).

6. Bedau, M. et al. Life after the synthetic cell. Nature 465, 422–424 (2010).

7. Bedau, M. A., McCaskill, J. S., Packard, N. H. & Rasmussen, S. Living technology: exploiting life's principles in technology. Artificial Life 16, 89–97 (2010).

8. Chemnitz, S., Tangen, U., Wagler, P., Maeke, T. & McCaskill, J. Electronically programmable membranes for improved biomolecule handling in micro-compartments on-chip. Chemical Engineering Journal 135, S276–S279 (2008).

9. Corominas-Murtra, B., Fellermann, H., Solé, R. & Rasmussen, S. On the Interplay of Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Information in Simple Replicating Systems. 

10. DeClue, M. S. et al. Nucleobase Mediated, Photocatalytic Vesicle Formation from an Ester Precursor. J Am Chem Soc 131, 931–+ (2009).

11. Dieckmann, A., Beniken, S. & Lorenz, C. Unravelling a fulvene based Replicator: Experiment and Theory in Interplay. Journal of Systems … (2010).

12. Dieckmann, A., Beniken, S., Lorenz, C. D., Doltsinis, N. L. & Kiedrowski, von, G. Elucidating the Origin of Diastereoselectivity in a Self-Replicating System: Selfishness versus Altruism. Chem. Eur. J. 17, 468–480 (2011).

13. Elbaz, J., Shimron, S. & Willner, I. pH-triggered switchable Mg2+-dependent DNAzymes. Chemical Communications 46, 1209–1211 (2010).

14. Elbaz, J., Tel-Vered, R., Freeman, R., Yildiz, H. B. & Willner, I. Switchable motion of DNA on solid supports. Angew Chem Int Edit 48, 133–137 (2009).

15. Fellermann, H. Wet artificial life: the creation of artificial living systems. 261–280 (SpringerLink: 2011).

16. Fellermann, H. & Rasmussen, S. On the Growth Rate of Non-Enzymatic Molecular Replicators. CORD Conference Proceedings – (2011).

17. Fellermann, H. et al. Artificial Life XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. (MIT Press: 2010).at <>

18. Frasconi, M., Tel-Vered, R., Riskin, M. & Willner, I. Electrified selective “sponges” made of Au nanoparticles. J Am Chem Soc 132, 9373–9382 (2010).

19. Frasconi, M., Tel-Vered, R., Elbaz, J. & Willner, I. Electrochemically stimulated pH changes: a route to control chemical reactivity. J Am Chem Soc 132, 2029–2036 (2010).

20. Füchslin, R. M., Maeke, T. & McCaskill, J. S. Spatially resolved simulations of membrane reactions and dynamics: Multipolar reaction DPD. Eur Phys J E 29, 431–448 (2009).

21. Füchslin, R. M., Fellermann, H., Eriksson, A. & Ziock, H.-J. Coarse graining and scaling in dissipative particle dynamics. J Chem Phys 130, – (2009).

22. Hanczyc, M. M. & Ikegami, T. Chemical basis for minimal cognition. Artificial Life 16, 233–243 (2010).

23. Hayden, E. J., Kiedrowski, von, G. & Lehman, N. Systems chemistry on ribozyme self-construction: evidence for anabolic autocatalysis in a recombination network. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 47, 8424–8428 (2008).

24. Hou, J.-X., Svaneborg, C., Everaers, R. & Grest, G. S. Stress relaxation in entangled polymer melts. Phys Rev Lett 105, 068301 (2010).

25. Kiedrowski, von, G. & Otto, S. Welcome Home, Systems Chemists! Journal of Systems Chemistry 1, (2010).

26. Kwak, M., Gao, J., Prusty, D. & Musser, A. DNA Block Copolymer Doing It All: From Selection to Self-Assembly of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes - Kwak - 2011 - Angewandte Chemie - Wiley Online Library. Angewandte … (2011).

27. Kwak, M. & Herrmann, A. Nucleic acid amphiphiles: synthesis and self-assembled nanostructures. Chem Soc Rev 40, 5745–5745 (2010).

28. Kwak, M. & Herrmann, A. Nucleic Acid/Organic Polymer Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Superstructures, and Applications. Angew Chem Int Edit 49, 8574–8587 (2010).

29. Kwak, M., Musser, A. J., Lee, J. & Herrmann, A. DNA-functionalised blend micelles: mix and fix polymeric hybrid nanostructures. Chemical Communications 46, 4935–4937 (2010).

30. Kwak, M. et al. Virus-like particles templated by DNA micelles: a general method for loading virus nanocarriers. J Am Chem Soc 132, 7834–7835 (2010).

31. Kwiat, M. et al. Non-covalent monolayer-piercing anchoring of lipophilic nucleic acids: preparation, characterization, and sensing applications. J Am Chem Soc 134, 280–292 (2012).

32. Maurer, S. E. et al. Interactions between catalysts and amphiphilic structures and their implications for a protocell model. ChemPhysChem 12, 828–835 (2011).

33. Maurer, S. E. & Monnard, P.-A. Primitive Membrane Formation, Characteristics and Roles in the Emergent Properties of a Protocell. Entropy 13, 466–484 (2011).

34. Maurer, S., Albertsen, A., Cape, J. & Boncella, J. Designing a Protocell: Attempt at a Systemic Design linking Information, Metabolism and Container. (2010).

35. McCaskill, J. S. Living technology: 5 Questions. Living technology: 5 Questions 111–121 (2010).at <>

36. Minero, G. K. A. M. J. S. Monitoring and fast analysis of triplex formation. JCS-Ruhr 2011 8, 39 (2011).

37. Minero, G. K. A. Murine DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3a: probing of DNA-enzyme interactions with benzo[a]pyrene-containing DNA by fluorescence. Biotransformations 2011 (2011).

38. Plöger, T. Improved Large-Scale Liquid-Phase Synthesis and High-Temperature NMR Characterization of Short ­(F-)PNAs - Plöger - 2011 - Helvetica Chimica Acta - Wiley Online Library. Helvetica Chimica Acta (2011).

39. Plöger, T. A. & Kiedrowski, von, G. A Self-Replicating Peptide Nucleic Acid. (2011).

40. Porcar, M. M., Danchin, A. A., Moya, A. A.7 The ten grand challenges of synthetic life. CORD Conference Proceedings 5, 1–9 (2011).

41. Rasmussen, S., Bedau, M. A. & McCaskill, J. S. P. N. H. A roadmap to protocells. Protocells: bridging nonliving and living matter 71–101 (2008).

42. Rasmussen, S. et al. Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation - GECCO '11. GECCO '11 15–20 (2011).doi:10.1145/2001576.2001579

43. Riskin, M., Tel-Vered, R. & Willner, I. Thermo-Switchable Charge Transport and Electrocatalysis Using Metal-Ion-Modified pNIPAM-Functionalized Electrodes. Advanced Functional Materials 19, (2009).

44. Shimron, S., Wang, F., Orbach, R. & Willner, I. Amplified Detection of DNA through the Enzyme-Free Autonomous Assembly of Hemin/G-Quadruplex DNAzyme Nanowires. Anal Chem 84, 1042–1048 (2012).

45. Tangen, U. Enzyme-like replication de novo in a micro-controller. Artificial Life 16 (4), 311–328 (2010).

46. Tangen, U. The emergence of replication in a digital evolution system using a secondary structure approach. Alife 12 168–175 (2010).

47. Taran, O., Thoennessen, O. & Achilles, K. Synthesis of information-carrying polymers of mixed sequences from double stranded short deoxynucleotides. Journal of Systems … 1, (2010).

48. Wagler, P. F., Tangen, U., Maeke, T. & McCaskill, J. S. Field programmable chemistry: Integrated chemical and electronic processing of informational molecules towards electronic chemical cells. Biosystems 1–16 (2012).doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2012.01.005

49. Wang, F., Elbaz, J. & Willner, I. Enzyme-Free Amplified Detection of DNA by an Autonomous Ligation and Replication DNAzyme Machinery. J Am Chem Soc 1–6

50. Wang, F., Elbaz, J., Orbach, R., Magen, N. & Willner, I. Amplified analysis of DNA by the autonomous assembly of polymers consisting of DNAzyme wires. J Am Chem Soc 133, 17149–17151 (2011).

51. Wang, F., Elbaz, J., Teller, C. & Willner, I. Amplified detection of DNA through an autocatalytic and catabolic DNAzyme-mediated process. Angew Chem Int Edit 50, 295–299 (2011).

52. Zhang, J., Riskin, M., Tel-Vered, R., Tian, H. & Willner, I. Photochemical switching of the phase-transition temperatures of p-NIPAM-Pt nanoparticles thermosensitive polymer composites associated with electrodes: functional electrodes for switchable electrocatalysis. Chemistry 17, 11237–11242 (2011).

53. Zimmermann, J., Cebulla, M. P. J., Mönninghoff, S. & Kiedrowski, von, G. Self-Assembly of a DNA Dodecahedron from 20 Trisoligonucleotides withC3h Linkers. Angew Chem Int Edit 47, 3626–3630 (2008).