Programming DNA self-assembly

7 May 2010

Peng Yin
Wyss Institute


I will discuss our efforts in engineering synthetic molecular systems self-assembled from short DNA strands. Such de novo designed systems are composed of small synthetic monomers capable of conditional configuration change and can be programmed to self-assemble, grow, move, and compute. They can potentially serve as programmable controllers for the spatial arrangement and re-arrangement of diverse functional molecules (e.g. fluorophores, proteins), which will enable us to develop applications in imaging, sensing, diagnostics, and therapeutics.


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