We actuate with light & magnets, we fold & unfold DNA, we cell-free express proteins, we play with drops, marbles & interfaces, we organize particles, we harness coffee rings.

DNA nanotechnology & synthetic biology: a soft twist

We exploit intrinsic soft matter properties of biological systems (DNA, proteins, membranes) to regulate their functions as well as we implement programmable biological functions in synthetic soft matter systems. For instance, we use photocontrol of DNA compaction to regulate the activity of encoded or conjugated proteins while photoreversible DNA hybridization is applied for isothermal photocontrol of DNA nanostructures (e.g., DNA origamis).
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