Molecular Structures and Machinery from DNA
By exploiting programmable, sequence-dependent base-pairing interactions it is possible to design and build three-dimensional DNA scaffolds, to attach molecular components to them with sub-nanometre precision – and then to make them move. I shall describe our work on autonomous, biomimetic molecular motors powered by chemical fuels, hybrid DNA-kinesin devices, motors that compute, nanostructure assembly, and the use of synthetic molecular machinery to control covalent chemical synthesis.
Date: 3 October 2016, 13:00 (Monday, 0th week, Michaelmas 2016)
Venue: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QU
Venue Details: Main seminar room
Speaker: Prof Andrew Turberfield ((Department of Physics) University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Biochemistry
Organiser: OUBS (Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford)
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Part of: OUBS
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Christophe Chapard