cfaed Seminar Series

Hao Yan , Arizona State University

Designer DNA Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly

04.06.2015 (Thursday) , 17:00 - 18:30
TU Dresden, New Chemistry Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (CHE 091) , Bergstraße 66 , 01069 Dresden

Within the context of the GDCH Colloquium, Hao Yan is going to give a talk about “Designer DNA Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly”.

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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