Professor of Biological Physics. "We work with synthetic biomolecular nanostructures built by self-assembly. Nucleic acid nanostructures are atomically precise and dynamically reconfigurable: by designing synthetic strands of DNA or RNA we can create autonomous molecular systems that sense, compute and actuate. We are developing the physics and technology of functional nucleic acid nanostructures to create disruptive technologies, including templates for molecular electronics and molecular ..."
Andrew Turberfield, Oxford Professor, spoke about the necessity of in-silico experimental design as part of the broader experimental process. He has been using in-silico design to develop a very small nanoprinter that uses DNA origami as the structural component to read and write to a DNA nanofabric. Eventually he hopes to increase the accuracy of the machine and extend its ability to operate in three dimensions. Andrew is also working on an artificial ribosome to perform programmed, sequence controlled polymer synthesis.