Albany 2019: 20th Conversation - Abstracts

category image Albany 2019
Conversation 20
June 11-15 2019
Adenine Press (2019)

Designer Nucleic Acid Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly

DNA and RNA has emerged as an exceptional molecular building block for nano-construction due to its predictable conformation and programmable intra- and inter-molecular base pairing interactions. A variety of convenient design rules and reliable assembly methods have been developed to engineer DNA nanostructures of increasing complexity. The ability to create designer DNA architectures with accurate spatial control has allowed researchers to explore novel applications in many directions, such as directed material assembly, structural biology, biocatalysis, DNA computing, nano-robotics, disease diagnosis, and drug delivery. In this talk I will discuss some of our work in the field of structural nucleic acid nanotechnology, and presents some of the challenges and opportunities that exist in DNA and RNA based molecular design and programming.

Hao Yan

Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics
Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287

Ph: (480) 727-8570
Email: hao.yan@asu.edu