3D DNA origami structures – DNA assisted assembly of modular nanowires

University of Alberta (Edmonton)

3D DNA Origami Structures – developing a new assembly standard that will allow nanocircuit construction

Team Grade Level: University
STEM Focus:  Synthetic Biology

With DNA Origami, self assembling properties organize the DNA strand into patterns by using the local forces to find the lowest energy configuration, which is an Bottom-Up approach. To fold the DNA strand into a well defined structure using DNA staples is an example of Top-Down approach. DNA has many advantages over traditional materials such as biological compatibility, low manufacturing cost and the information regarding shape and size is carried over upon replication.

iGEM Medal Achieved: Silver


Posted on

January 6, 2023

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