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Joint Soft Matter Seminar:
Bottom-up Engineering of Nanoscale Devices to Program Biological Materials

 

Dr. David M. Smith
Fraunhofer Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie, Leipzig, Germany

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27 Oct 2016 11:00
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27 Oct 2016 12:00
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PGI Lecture Hall (Build. 04.8, 2nd floor, Room 365)

Abstract:

Biologically evolved materials are often used as inspiration in the design and development of new materials; however, the molecular toolbox provided by biological systems has been evolutionarily optimized to carry out the necessary functions of cells. The resulting inability to systematically modify such fundamental properties such as size, binding strength and valency in experimentally available model systems hinders a meticulous examination of parameter space. We circumvent these limitations using model systems and components assembled from programmable nanomaterials such as DNA and peptides.

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