Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
ResearchZernike (ZIAM)NewsSeminars

Lecture Nadrian C. Seeman


05 December 2008 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Nadrian C. Seeman
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, New York University
Title: DNA: Not merely the secret of life
Date: Fri Dec 5, 2008
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080
Host: Andreas Herrmann
Telephone: +31 50 363 6318


DNA nanotechnology utilizes reciprocal exchange between DNA double helices to produce branched motifs.  These motifs have been combined with single-stranded cohesion to construct objects, devices and lattices.

The objects include stick polyhedra and a variety of DNA nanotubes. 

Robust devices have been built that are predicated both on structural transitions and on hybridization topology.  1D, 2D and 3D lattices have also been assembled, which has led to control over the geometrical structure of matter based solely on the design of DNA sequences.  Combinations of devices and lattices offer programmable control of the structure of matter on the nanometer scale.

Last modified:22 October 2012 2.30 p.m.