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The Unbearable Smartness of DNA

Please note this venue does not have step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.10pm
The Three Sisters Bar, 139 Cowgate,
Edinburgh EH1 1JS
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Want to learn more about one of the most ingenious ways of storing data and what you can do with it? Come find out how DNA has been packaged by life and possible applications of DNA in drug delivery and data storage.

DNA organization in the cell

Dr. Davide Michieletto (Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)
Given hundreds of paper clips and a 15 metre rope, would you be able to build a robot? Surprisingly, DNA can do it. Scaled down 10,000 times, 2 meters of DNA are packaged in a cell nucleus, 20 times smaller than the width of your hair. Strikingly, this packaging is far from random and is precisely controlled in space and time. In this presentation I will talk about all the smart ways life achieves this incredible task.

DNA as a Smart Material

Dr. Maria Panoukidou (Research Associate at The University of Edinburgh)
In this talk I will introduce the concept of materials’ design using DNA. Recent applications are ranging from drug delivery to DNA as data storage and DNA batteries.

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