Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology

  • Jørgen Kjems
  • Elena Ferapontova
  • Kurt V. Gothelf

Part of the Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology book series (NUCLEIC, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Single RNA/DNA Molecule Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rebecca Bolt Ettlinger, Michael Askvad Sørensen, Lene Broeng Oddershede
      Pages 23-52
  3. Design, Creation and Assembly of Sequences that Fold into Well-Defined Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Abhijit Rangnekar, Thomas H. LaBean
      Pages 71-92
    3. Angela Edwards, Hao Yan
      Pages 93-133
    4. Chunhua Liu, Andrew D. Ellington
      Pages 135-169
  4. DNA-Directed Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Christian B. Rosen, Thomas Tørring, Kurt V. Gothelf
      Pages 173-197
  5. DNA as a Nanomechanical System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Zhen-Gang Wang, Baoquan Ding
      Pages 201-242
  6. Therapeutic Nucleic Acid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Eveline Edith Salcher, Ernst Wagner
      Pages 245-260
    3. Günter Mayer, Monika Pofahl, Katia M. U. Schöler, Silvana Haßel
      Pages 261-283
  7. Application in Nanobiosensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Alfredo de la Escosura-Muñiz, Arben Merkoçi
      Pages 305-332
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-339

About this book


This volume on nucleic acid nanotechnology offers authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of nanotechnological studies and applications of nucleic acids. It provides reviews of various aspects of nucleic acid nanotechnology, each written by an internationally leading expert in the field, and presents state-of-the-art and recent advances in nucleic acid synthetic modifications, nanoscale design, manipulation and current and future applications in bioengineering, medicine, electronics, genetic analysis, chemistry, molecular biology, surface and material sciences. It examines how nucleic acid research is merging with nanotechnology, allowing the nanoscale properties of nucleic acid to be exploited in performing challenging nanotechnological tasks, from nanorobotics and nanosensing to nucleic acid computing. This book will above all benefit anyone who is interested in nanotechnological concepts of nucleic acid design and applications, and offers a valuable resource for teaching these concepts. It is essential reading for a broad audience of scientists both in academia and industry who wish to expand their expertise on the potential of nucleic acid functions and applications.


DNA computation DNA mechanics DNA sensing Nanostructures Nanotechnology Nucleic Acids

Editors and affiliations

  • Jørgen Kjems
    • 1
  • Elena Ferapontova
    • 2
  • Kurt V. Gothelf
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Molecular BiologyUniversity of Aarhus, Center for DNA Nanotechnology, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience CenterAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Center for DNA Nanotechnology, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience CenterAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark
  3. 3.Center for DNA Nanotechnology, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Department of ChemistryAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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