The brain is the world’s most amazing computer and it runs entirely on chemical reactions. The vision of CORENET is to construct brain-mimicking computing devices that utilise networks of chemical reactions as molecular information processing systems. The consortium will implement RESERVOIR COMPUTING (RC) on microfluidic chips using CHEMICAL REACTION NETWORKS (CRNs) that convert input feedstock molecules and environmental conditions into a pattern of product molecules.
The construction of chemical networks with life-like features to emulate the computing capacity of living cells would be impossible without the synergistic involvement of systems chemistry, reaction networks and cheminformatics. UAM's research will focus on SYSTEMS CHEMISTRY, brining expertise in:
Part of CORENET's research will focus on the use of advanced analytical techniques (such as HPLC, GC and mass spectrometry) to separate, identify and quantify molecular species in the produced COMPLEX REACTION NETWORKS (CRN). The METABOLOMICS research in CORENET by CSIC and SDU will focus on:
SRU has recently discovered that the formose reaction, a network of six basic reactions acting recurrently on a small number of input molecules, has the prerequisites for RESERVOIR COMPUTING (RC). CORENET's focus on MICROFLUIDICS will include:
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) models will be used to understand and utilize the dynamic complexity of CRNs. IBM will use various AI tools for linking the digital world with wet-chemistry systems. CORENET's focus on AI will include: