Munich Multiscale Biofabrication Network


We are interested in molecular self-assembly processes in general and particularly in the engineering of functional DNA devices using the DNA origami method. We will focus on the integration of self-assembled DNA nanostructures with lithographically defined environments. We hope to combine well-established lithography methods with the advantages of self-assembly and molecular addressability. The design of functional DNA hybrid materials and its characterization will also help us to understand the mechanical and chemical interactions across multiple levels of organization between the different molecular components in living cells and tissues.