DNA Nanostructures

Week 11 > Learn about the potential of DNA nanostructures.

Scroll down

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:

Next Week: Genome Engineering

Learn about the genetic circuit responsible for reporting PAM binding and introduce various CRISPR-Cas9 enzymes into bacterial cells.