I have a background in chemistry, and I have been working on enzymes mimics, molecular motors, and the first developments of digital enzymatic assays. I now focus on information-processing in (natural or artificial) molecular systems, and the realisation of parallel or collective chemical computers based on DNA encoding.
I think that a number issues in chemistry, biology and medicine come from our inability to grasp molecular-scale phenomena and that having programmable, smart emissaries (aka molecular programs) acting within the systems of interest may ease progress in these fields.
I have an ERC-funded project starting along these lines of thinking, that attempts to use molecular systems as programmable surrogates in directed evolution projects.
You can download my resume here.