DNA as a universal substrate for chemical kinetics

27 Apr 2012

Erik Winfree
Computer Science, Computation
and Neural Systems & Bioengineering


Formal chemical reaction networks (CRNs) provide an elegant standard language for describing and analyzing well-mixed systems of interacting particles. Taking a complementary approach, I will discuss recent work showing how CRNs can be used prescriptively, rather than descriptively, as a programming language for creating complex nucleic acid systems.


  1. D Soloveichik, G Seelig, E Winfree "DNA as a universal substrate for chemical kinetics", PNAS 107:5393-8 2010. Paper

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