Hey there! My name is Michael Pinner, and I am one of the 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) participating in the DNA-robotics research network. Born and raised in Vienna (Austria), I am now based in Munich (Germany) where I am working in the laboratory of Hendrik Dietz at TU Munich. Interdisciplinary research fields like ours naturally bring together researchers from a vast range of backgrounds, and in the following I would like to tell you my own story.
Hello everyone! My name is Catia Caratao and I am from Viana do Castelo (Portugal) – a beautiful small city in the north of this amazing small country. At the moment, I live in Oxford and I am one of the 15 students of the DNA-Robotics consortium.
How did I get here? Well, let me tell you…
I’m Aitor Patiño Díaz, one of the 15 researchers enrolled in this ITN and I’m working in Francesco Ricci’s lab from Rome.
I’m going to write about my personal story and background, so sit tight, this might be a little long…
My name is Lorena Baranda and I come from Palencia (Spain), the city where I was born and raised. The reason you are reading about me today is because I am part of the 15 fortunate students who will be involved for 3 years in this research network, and I will be working at University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) in the Francesco Ricci Lab.
Applications are invited for a 3-year fully funded research position with the aim to design and synthesise DNA origami and other DNA/RNA secondary structures. These structures will be designed to change conformation in a controlled manner on target binding or change in environment such as pH. Changes in conformation will be measured by a number of techniques including FRET and imaging with TEM.