The branching path in the life of a PhD

As we approach the delineated end of this common venture that the ITN network was, all the students involved are starting to work towards the final stretches. Among the issues that require our attention in these coming days, a serious one that has been hanging over me like the proverbial Damocles sword is, and then what?

Linear actuators made from DNA

In this article we show two different approaches to produce linear actuators made from DNA

In all levels of engineering, complex machinery is based on the concerted activity of many different subunits of heterogeneous nature. One of such subunits are the linear actuators we refer to in the title. Basically, a linear actuator is a device or construct capable of producing a motion confined in one axis; this type of devices, as they are currently found in mechanisms and machines, can be as large as the ones found in the hydraulic arm of an excavator or as precise as the piezoelectric actuators capable of movements in the nanometer range.


Hi everyone! I hope all of you out there are doing okay. Just when it seemed that this whole pandemic business was slowing down, at least from our perspective here in Europe, there seems to be cause for caution, caution that perhaps we shouldn’t have relaxed to begin with. I leave those judgements for future historians to discuss with the benefit of hindsight; before I digress any further, let’s go over what I want to say in this blogpost.

Dynamic DNA Origami: I like to move it move it

Hi everyone!
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.