The development of Darwinian Chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary challenge, which requires the expertise on the Theory of Evolution (PARM), The Chemistry of Autocatalytic and Self-Replicating Systems (RUG and BGU), the Technology of Out-of-Equilibrium Compartment (i.e., microdroplet) Systems (ESPCI and ELV) and the Physical Chemistry of Coacervates (USAAR). This combination of expertise is unique to this consortium and not found in any single lab in the world.

University of Groningen (RUG)

Stratingh Institute for Chemistry – Centre for Systems Chemistry

Team leader: Prof. Sijbren Otto

École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI)

Laboratoire de Biochimie

Team leader: Prof. Andrew Griffiths

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

Laboratory for Systems Chemistry

Team leader: Prof. Gonen Ashkenasy

Parmenides Foundation (PARM)

Center for the Conceptional Foundations of Science

Team leader: Prof. Eörs Szathmary


Microfluidics Innovation Center

Team leader: Dr. Alexander McMillan

Universität des Saarlandes (USAAR)

Center of Human and Molecular Biology

Team leader: Prof. Dora Tang