DNA printing on a synthetic polymer template

Grant number: DP190100055 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023



This project aims to design and study DNA printing to manufacture long strands of DNA using simple but elegant fundamental non-enzymatic chemical reactions. Gene therapy is one of the most rapidly growing therapies in modern medicine but it is prohibitively expensive for the average person. Current methods of artificial gene synthesis are complicated with commercial DNA synthesis only supplying short DNA strands. The project outcomes will lead to a stable template directing the chemical reactions for DNA printing. This new approach will make life-saving gene therapy cheaper and more widely available for future generations and provide economic, and social benefits to all Australians.