Journal papers

Mari Yoshida, Trevor Hinkley, Soichiro Tsuda, Yousef M. Abul-Haija, Roy T. McBurney, Vladislav Kulikov, Jennifer S. Mathieson, Sabrina Galiñanes Reyes, Maria D. Castro, Leroy Cronin (2018) Using Evolutionary Algorithms and Machine Learning to Explore Sequence Space for the Discovery of Antimicrobial Peptides, vol. 4, issue 3, pp. 533-543, doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2018.01.005.

Laurie J. Points, James Ward Taylor, Jonathan Grizou, Kevin Donkers, and Leroy Cronin (2018) Artificial intelligence exploration of unstable protocells leads to predictable properties and discovery of collective behavior, PNAS

Nejatimoharrami, F., Faina, A., & Stoy, K. (2017). New Capabilities of EvoBot: A Modular, Open-Source Liquid-Handling Robot. SLAS TECHNOLOGY: Translating Life Sciences Innovation, 22(5):500-506. 

Ieropoulos, I., Theodosiou, P., Taylor, B., Greenman, J., & Melhuish, C. (2017) Gelatin as a promising printable feedstock for microbial fuel cells (MFC). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(3), 1783–1790

Wagner M. and Horn H. (2017) Optical Coherence Tomography in Biofilm Research: A Comprehensive Review, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol. 114, issue 7, pp. 1386-1402., doi: 10.1002/bit.26283

Juan Manuel Parrilla-Gutierrez, Soichiro Tsuda, Jonathan Grizou, James Taylor, Alon Henson & Leroy Cronin (2017) Adaptive artificial evolution of droplet protocells in a 3D-printed fluidic chemorobotic platform with configurable environments, Nature Communications 8, article number 1144.

Taylor, J. W, Eghtesadi, S. A., Points, L. J., Liu, T., Cronin, L. (2017) Autonomous model protocell division driven by molecular replication, Nature Communications 8, article number 237.

Stuart M. Marshall, Alastair R. G. Murray, Leroy Cronin (2017) A probabilistic framework for identifying biosignatures using Pathway Complexity, Philosophical transaction of the Royal Society, vol. 375, issue 2109.

David Doran, Marc Rodriguez-Garcia, Rebecca Turk-MacLeod, Geoffrey J. T. Cooper and Leroy Cronin (2017) A recursive microfluidic platform to explore the emergence of chemical evolution, Beilstein J. Organic Chemistry, 7, pp. 1702-1709.

 Vasilios Duros, Jonathan Grizou, Weimin Xuan Zied Hosni, De‐Liang Long, Haralampos N. Miras, Leroy Cronin (2017) Human versus Robots in the Discovery and Crystallization of Gigantic Polyoxometalates, Angewandte Chemie, vol. 56, issue 36, pp. 10815-10820.

Mari Yoshida, Sabrina Galiñanes Reyes, Soichiro Tsuda, Takaaki Horinouchi, Chikara Furusawa, and Leroy Cronin (2017) Time-programmable drug dosing allows the manipulation, suppression and reversal of antibiotic drug resistance in vitro, Nature Communications 8, article  number15589.

Salar-García, M. J., Gajda, I., Ortiz-Martínez, V. M., Greenman, J., Hanczyc, M. M., de los Ríos, A. P., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2016) Microalgae as substrate in low cost terracotta-based microbial fuel cells: novel application of the catholyte produced. Bioresource Technology, 2019, pp.380-385.

Cejkova J., Stepanek F., Hanczyc M.M. (2016) . Evaporation-induced pattern formation of decanol droplets. Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01062

Victor Sans and Leroy Cronin (2016) Towards dial-a-molecule by integrating continuous flow, analytics and self-optimisation, Chemical Society Reviews.

Tsuda S., Jaffery H., Doran D., Hezwani M., Robbins P. J., Yoshida M., Cronin L. (2015). Customizable 3D Printed ‘Plug and Play’Millifluidic Devices for Programmable Fluidics. PloS one, 10(11), e0141640.

Henson A., Parrilla Gutierrez J. M., Hinkley T., Tsuda S., Cronin L. (2015). Towards heterotic computing with droplets in a fully automated droplet-maker platform, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 373(2046), 20140221.

Blauert F., Horn H., Wagner M. (2015). Time-resolved Biofilm Deformation Measurements using Optical Coherence Tomography, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 112 (9), pp. 1893-1905, doi: 10.1002/bit.25590/abstract.

Hanczyc M. M., Parrilla J. M., Nicholson A., Yanev K., Stoy K. (2015). Creating and maintaining chemical artificial life by robotic symbiosis.  Artificial Life 21, 47-57.

Gutierrez J. M. P., Hinkley T., Taylor J. W., Yanev K., Cronin L. (2014). Evolution of oil droplets in a chemorobotic platform. Nature communications, 5, 5571.

Hanczyc M.M. (2014). Droplets: Unconventional Protocell Model with Life-Like Dynamics and Room to Grow.  Life 4, 1038-1049.

Cejkova J., Novak M., Stepanek F., Hanczyc M. (2014). Dynamics of chemotactic droplets in salt concentration gradients, Langmuir 30, 11937–11944

Conference papers

Farzad Nejatimoharrami, Andres Faina, Kasper Stoy (2018) A Low-Cost Open-Source Cloud-based Liquid Handling Robotic Platform for Performing Remote Real-Time Collaborative Experiments, Seventh Annual International SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) Conference (SLAS 2018), San Diego. USA.

Nejatimoharrami, F., Faina, A., & Støy, K. (2017). A Low Cost Standalone Open-Source Robotic Platform for Performing Feedback based Liquid Handling Experiments. In 2017 Society for Lab Automation and Screening International Conference & Exhibition.

Nejatimoharrami, F., Faina, A., Jovanovic, A., St-Cyr, O., Chignell, M., & Stoy, K. (2017). UI Design for an Engineering Process: Programming Experiments on a Liquid Handling Robot. In Robotic Computing (IRC), IEEE International Conference on (pp. 196-203). IEEE.

Theodosiou P., Greenman J., Melhuish, C., Ieropoulos, I. (2017). Towards monolithically printed MFCs: A report on the development of a 3D-printable membrane electrode assembly (MEA), European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference – Piero Lunghi Conference, December 12-15, 2017, Naples, Italy. pp. 279-280.

Theodosiou, P., Faina, A., Nejatimoharrami, F., Stoy, K., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). EvoBot: Towards a Robot-Chemostat for Culturing and Maintaining Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs). In M. Mangan, M. Cutkosky, A. Mura, P. F. M. J. Verschure, T. Prescott, & N. Lepora (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: 6th International Conference, Living Machines 2017, Stanford, CA, USA, July 26–28, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 453–464). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Laurie J. Points, Juan Manuel Parrilla Gutierrez, Jonathan Grizou, James Ward Taylor, and Leroy Cronin (2017) The Evolution of Active Droplets in Chemorobotic Platforms, Proceedings of the ECAL 2017, pp. 356-357.

Nejatimoharrami F., Faina A., Cejkova J., Hanczyc M.M., Stoy K. (2016) Robotic Automation to Augment Quality of Artificial Chemical Life Experiments, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV) – Cancun, Mexico 4.-8.7.2016, pp.  634-635.

Faiña A., Nejatimoharrami F., Stoy K., Theodosiou P., Taylor B., Ieropoulos I. (2016) EvoBot: An Open-Source, Modular Liquid Handling Robot for Nurturing Microbial Fuel Cells, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV) – Cancun, Mexico 4.-8.7.2016, pp.  626-633.

Cejkova J., Svara D., Stepanek F., Hanczyc M. (2016). Novel type of pattern formation in droplet systems, 43rd International Conference of SSCHE, Tatranske Matliare, Slovakia 23.-27.5.2016

Janska P., Zadrazil A., Nejatimoharrami F.,  Faiña A., Stoy K., Cejkova J.  (2016). Collective behaviour in droplet systems, 43rd International Conference of SSCHE, Tatranske Matliare, Slovakia 23.-27.5.2016

Nejatimoharrami F.,  Stoy K., Faiña A. (2016) An Open-Source, Low-Cost Robot for Performing Reactive Liquid Handling Experiments, International conference and exhibition of The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS2016), San Diego, 2016.

Blauert F., Pavissich J.P., Wagner M., Horn H., Picioreanu C. (2016) Evaluation of biofilm mechanical properties using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluid-structure interaction simulations, Proceedings of Biofilms 7th Conference, ISBN 978-989-97478-7-6.

Theodosiou P., Ieropoulos I., Taylor B., Greenman J., Melhuish C. (2015). Gelatin as a promising printable nutrient feedstock for mirobial fuel cells, European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Conference – Piero Lunghi Conference, December 16-18, 2015, Naples, Italy.

Blauert F., Wagner M., Horn H. (2015) Time-lapsed Three-dimensional Biofilm Deformation in Situand Non-invasively Visualized and Quantified by Means of Optical Coherence Tomography. 7th ASM Conference on Biofilms, 24-29 September 2015, in Chicago, USA.

Gutiérrez J.M.P. , Cronin L. (2015). Embodied Evolution of Artificial Cells in a Hybrid Wet/Hard-ware Platform, ECAL 2015.

Blauert F., Horn H., Wagner M. (2014) A new attempt to measure biofilm rheology by optical coherence tomography. Biofilms 6, 11-13 Mai 2014, in Vienna, Austria.

Book chapters

Čejková J., Holler S., Quyen N. T., Kerrigan C., Štěpánek F., Hanczyc M. M. Chemotaxis and chemokinesis of living and non-living objects. Book chapter in Advances in Unconventional Computing, (Adamatzky A., ed.), Springer, 2016.


Technological Evolution of Synergy Between Physicochemical and Living Systems