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Hybrid carbon nanotube-biomolecule architectures (physics/chemistry)

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    Prof Emyr Macdonald
    Dr M Elliott
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
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Project Description

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are excellent molecular conductors which can be hybridised with DNA and with proteins by various linking strategies. For instance, DNA origami exploits designed complementary strands to control self-assembly of a variety of topographic structures. Such approaches, combined with the specificity of protein interactions, enable proteins and DNA to be connected to macroscopic electrodes using carbon nanotubes as inter-connects. The project will explore the use of such approaches with the goal of developing architectures that might be exploited in future molecular scale devices.
This project will be performed in collaboration with biochemists at Cardiff University and chemists at Queen Mary College.

Funding Notes

This project is available to students applying for funded PhD studentships and may be altered or withdrawn.
Studentships will be awarded to successful applicants from all applications received. Applicants must satisfy RCUK residency rules for the full studentship.

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