Things on the nanoscale are, by definition, quite small. This poses a problem in the sense that it can be tricky to get a good look at them. Microscopes can only get you so far; although microscopy techniques are constantly improving it is still much easier (and significantly cheaper) to simulate your design at whatever level of detail you require, especially if you want to see things moving around.
Back when I was doing my undergraduate program in chemistry, there was an underlying saying: A good chemist is also a good cook. Although it could be a broad generalization, it holds true for many (not for physical chemists for sure, but they are good at coding, so there is that).
In this first part of our online science exhibition, Rafa Carrascosa Marzo from Andrew Turberfield’s lab at Oxford University will exhibit some of his dynamic DNA structures.
I am Rafa, one of the early stage researchers that will be showing some cool stuff to you all in this online exhibition, you might remember me from other informative posts in this webpage such as Meet Rafa Carrascosa Marzo.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Igor Baars, one of the 15 early stage researchers in the DNA-robotics network. I am working in Björn Högberg’s group at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.