SMART POLYMER-DNA HYBRIDS AS RECOGNITION SITES FOR ADVANCED NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Grant number: FT130100211 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
This project aims to design and synthesise a new family of DNA-conjugated chain transfer agents for the positional control of DNA in a broad range of 2D and 3D 'smart' polymer-DNA hybrid materials. These bioconjugated materials will be investigated to understand the fundamental self-assembly processes which underpin emerging dynamic DNA nanotechnologies. This timely research will revolutionise the use of biologically inspired intelligent metamaterials for use in medical diagnostics, DNA computing and DNA nanomachines.
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