Special Issue "The Application of DNA Nanotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Institute of Material Science of Aragon (CSIC-University of Zaragoza), 50009 Zaragoza, Spain;
Aragonese Agency for Research and Development (ARAID), 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: DNA nanotechnology; Molecular self-assembly; Stimuli-responsive materials; Drug delivery; Biomimetics; Biosensors; Bioimaging; Nanomedicine
DNA nanotechnology is enabling the fabrication of increasingly sophisticated nanostructures. This manufacturing approach is fully programmable and reproducible as it relies on the accurate specificity of DNA base–pairing interactions. DNA sequences can therefore be rationally designed to self-assemble into constructs of well-defined dimensions, tailored shapes, and versatile functionality. Owing to this unique design adaptability, DNA nanotechnology has become a prolific source of customized nanomaterials for diverse purposes, such as drug delivery, bioimaging, single molecule detection, biomimetics, biosensing, protein scaffolding, and DNA computing. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to gather exciting new contributions on this rapidly expanding research area. To this end, we invite researchers to submit original research articles, communications, and review articles covering recent advances on functional DNA-based nanostructures and their applications into different fields, including but not limited to biotechnology, biophysics, nanomedicine, and nanophotonics.
Dr. Silvia Hernández-Ainsa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- DNA self-assembly
- DNA nanomachines
- Stimuli-responsive DNA nanostructures
- Drug delivery
- Molecular electronics
- DNA computing