March 15th, 2024

Genes in Space publication featured on cover of prominent academic journal

ACS SynBio Cover

The March 2024 issue of ACS Synthetic Biology, featuring Selin Kocalar's groundbreaking article on its cover

We are extremely proud to share that ACS Synthetic Biology, the peer reviewed, open-access scientific journal American Chemical Society on Synthetic Biology has featured the recent publication of 2021 Genes in Space winner Selin Kocalar as its cover article. The March 2024 issue represents the first cover that a Genes in Space publication has received, and is a major accomplishment by Selin and the rest of the contributors to this investigation. Check out what ACS SynthBio said about the cover:

"Cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) can deliver medicines and biosensors on-demand, even in low-resource settings. Kocalar et al. prove that CFPS works in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station, paving the way for portable health tools and environmental monitors for space travelers."

Read the Article