DNA Nanostructures

Week 11 > Learn about the potential of DNA nanostructures.

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This week William Shih lectured on the possibilites of DNA nanostructures, some topics covered include self-assembly, DNA origami and DNA folding. Some of Shih's research presented in class covered Self-assembly of DNA into nanoscale three-dimensional shapes, A 1.7-kilobase single-stranded DNA that folds into a nanoscale octahedron, Challenges and opportunities for structural DNA nanotechnology, Folding DNA into Twisted and Curved Nanoscale Shapes, Three-Dimensional Structures Self-Assembled from DNA Bricks, Rapid prototyping of 3D DNA-origami shapes with caDNAno . Some images from Shih's research:

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