cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Hao Yan , Arizona State University

Designer DNA Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly

22.06.2015 (Monday) , 14:30 - 16:00
Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik e.V. Meinsberg , Kurt-Schwabe-Straße 4 , 04736 Waldheim

The central task of nanotechnology is to control motions and organize matter with nanometer precision. To achieve this, scientists have investigated a large variety of materials including inorganic materials, organic molecules, and biological polymers as well as different methods that can be sorted into so-called “bottom-up” and “top-down” approaches. Among all of the remarkable achievements made, the success of DNA self-assembly in building programmable nanopatterns has attracted broad attention. In this talk Yan will present the efforts of his research group in using DNA as an information-coding polymer to program and construct DNA nano-architectures with complex geometrical features. Use of designer DNA architectures as molecular sensor, actuator and scaffolds will also be discussed.

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