PhD ceremony: Mr. M.S. Kwak, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Title: Self-assembled structures and applications of DNA hybrid materials
Promotor(s): prof. A. Herrmann, prof. K. Müllen
DNA has been extensively studied in the context of self-assembled nanostructures. Due to the specificity of DNA hybridization and programmability of the DNA code, it is possible to create intricate DNA structures on the nanoscale. This dissertation focuses on a related class of materials such as DNA hybrid materials: DNA block copolymers consisting of oligonucleotides that are covalently connected to synthetic polymers and lipid-DNAs synthesized using alkyl-modified nucleobase. These materials exhibit both the self-recognition properties of DNA and the aggregation behavior. Novel structures and combinations with other polymeric and carbonaceous materials were investigated aiming at applications in nanomedicine and electronics. It has been shown in this thesis that the research on programmed self-assembly of DNA hybrid materials has made a step forward towards future applications.
Aan het einde van de zomer komen er naast veel Nederlandse studenten ook internationale studenten naar Groningen om voor kortere of langere tijd te studeren aan de Hanzehogeschool Groningen (HG) of de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). Vanwege de...
NWA Idea Generator project for Kottapalli to develop low-cost sensorized shoes for patients to monitor gait and avoid fall conditions through a biofeedback voice alert.
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