is an American computer scientist known for his role in the development of several system methods. He is particularly noted for his contributions to Smalltalk and Squeak programming languages and other technologies developed at Xerox PARC and Apple’s HyperCard system…
Ayusman Sen is a professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. His specialties are nanomotors, catalysis, and new materials. He received a $25,000 award in 1984 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has explained what he calls his own “irrational interest” in science with a quote from…
Researcher using the synthetic chemistry toolbox, spectroscopic and photochemical methods to develop new dynamic molecular devices for different applications, including molecular recognition, acceleration of cancer cell death, transport and delivery of cargo at the nanoscale, chemical catalysis, and solar energy conversion.
Ted Kaehler reviews the current state of protein assembly, starting with antifreeze protein beta sheets from a beetle. These segments attach noncovalently and assemble into strands. Adding just one block to an assembly is a challenge, currently the ideas are either to have different faces for each block or to have specific caps that have different methods of removal.
Assembling machines with molecular precision is the focus of Alexander Lipperts research. He is focused on developing nanobots for biological applications. Their main approach is to use light to activate structures for chemical bonding.
Victor Lopez is using light-activated molecular motors to disrupt cell membranes and kill harmful cells in the body. These motors are Cancer cells are the current target, but there are applications such as mechanotransduction, biomaterials, and movement.
Kaehler : Adding just one block to a structure – achieving rapid, controlled assembly means figuring out how to add just a single block to a structure (to build organized complexity) while also having multiple growth fronts (for speed)
Lipperts : Making a nanobot requires molecularly precise chemistry – one potential method is to use a combination of photochemistry and photodiagnostics
Lopez : In-vivo studies of light-activated molecular motors
Sen : Next generation of motors – motors with memory, motors that are able to respond to the environment
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