Elisa Franco’s lab


Living organisms need feedback to process information and implement their responses to external stimuli. In many cases their sensing, computation and actuation mechanisms are embedded in biochemical networks.

Our objective is to understand and formulate feedback design principles in bio-molecular systems. For example, we work on the  synthesis of robust biochemical oscillators, controllers and sensors.

We use analytical tools from control theory and  synthesize reaction networks in vitro, using nucleic acids and proteins.