Most of us are familiar with Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc², which explains that energy and mass are relative to one another and therefore interchangeable. But have you ever considered what adding a third dimension to this law of nature could achieve?
Understanding the inner workings of living organisms has the potential to help us better understand our planet’s ecosystem as a whole and solve problems related to the environment. Climate change has become a major concern which can no longer be overlooked. Gaining an insight into the complex systems involved in all life forms can provide a solution to our issue of climate change and move us in the direction of a sustainable future.
Cemvita Factory’s CEO and founder, Dr. Tara Karimi, has developed a nature inspired approach to biotechnology which utilizes the components of code, energy, and mass. Cemvita’s photobioreactor converts carbon dioxide into glucose using a process of synthetic photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide utilization removes excess CO2 from the atmosphere while also providing a source of a wide range of products including polymers and nutrients. This technology has the potential to assist us in the shift towards a greener future.
In her book, Molecular Mechanisms of Autonomy in Biological Systems, Dr. Karimi explains how code can be treated as the third dimension to nature’s law. She describes code as embedded information in molecules. Much like binary coding in computing systems, living things also possess a form of endogenous programming which can be used to connect the dots between biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
Dr. Karimi’s multidisciplinary approach to the natural sciences is refreshing and makes her book a very informative and captivating read. It has content which will appeal to anyone with an interest in theoretical or applied sciences. She has discovered an intersection of all scientific disciplines that has the potential to transform our understanding of life on earth and its origins.
The fourth chapter touches on Dr. Karimi’s current work in the area of artificial photosynthesis. She explains how plants are self-fueling biological systems and describes how photosynthesis can be used as a model which illustrates the circulation of energy, mass, and code. Cemvita Factory, where Dr. Karimi is the Chief Scientific Officer, produces alternative sustainable energy sources through the production of biofuels using a process of synthetic photosynthesis.
Nature inspired technologies can provide solutions to our earth’s most complex problems. Using photosynthesis as a model for the production of nutrients, pharmaceutics, bio-plastics, and intermediate chemicals can help to decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide while also providing a green method of generating useful products. At Cemvita Factory, our mission is to transform carbon dioxide for a sustainable future.