Special Issue "DNA-Based Nanotechnology"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: nanotechnology; self-assembly; DNA; AFM; drug delivery
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Unique self-assembly and recognition properties of biological molecules offer an attractive route for bottom-up construction of complex, infinitely customizable, and cost-effective nanodevices. DNA, designed by nature to store information, is arguably one of the most promising candidates for the job. From the nanotechnology prospective, DNA possess a number of attractive properties, making it a unique construction material with fantastic structuring and self-recognition properties, which also comes with a well-established enzymatic toolbox allowing to produce essentially any desired sequence with a broad range of modifications. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that a large variety of different nanostructures, including 2D and 3D DNA arrays, various DNA-nanoparticle conjugates, DNA origami, DNA robots, DNA drug-delivery system, etc., have been created during recent years.
In this Special issue, we would like to reflect the broadness of the subject and invite contributions from all walks of DNA nanotechnology, including, but not limited to, DNA origami, DNA arrays, DNA-nanoparticle conjugates, novel DNA structures, as well as applications of DNA in molecular electronics, nanophotonics, biosensing, and nanomedicine.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Leonid Gurevich
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- DNA arrays
- DNA origami
- DNA-nanoparticle conjugates
- triplex DNA
- quadruplex DNA
- DNA nanodevices
- DNA biosensors, nanoplasmonics, nanophotonics, molecular electronics