Molecular systems engineering with DNA

Hendrik Dietz (TU Munchen) — January 28, 2016

It is notoriously difficult to observe, let alone control, the position and orientation of molecules because of their small size and the constant thermal fluctuations that they experience in solution. Molecular self-assembly with DNA provides a route for placing molecules and constraining their fluctuations in user-defined ways and with up to Angstroem-scale precision. These positioning options open attractive and unprecedented avenues for scientific and technological exploration. In my talk I will introduce some of the key concepts and methods, and highlight a number of recent developments.

Biography :
Hendrik Dietz is Professor for Biophysics at the Physics Department, Technische Universität München, and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Biomolecular Nanotechnology Physics Department, Technische Universität München.

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