TUM: Artificial signal transduction with membrane spanning DNA nanostructures

NB! This position has been filled

Research area and project description:

The project aims at the development of DNA-based molecular structures that enable the transduction of chemical signals across different types of membranes (lipid bilayers, peptide and polymer-based membranes). The project will explore different types of signaling mechanisms such as co-localization of components in the membrane and allosteric changes, and the passive or active delivery of molecules.

The position is for 3 years and is funded by the PhD school DNA-Robotics, a recently established Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions research fellowship programme. DNA-Robotics will foster the development of a new generation of scientists with the skills required to meet futures challenges in bionanotechnology, from fundamental science to novel applications. The PhD study involve 3 months of secondments in total at one or more of the other partner universities in the network.


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