Bioorganic Nanodevices

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry


This project will explore the coupling of synthetic organic chemistry and biomolecules to develop hybrid synthetic/biological molecular machines. DNA and transmembrane proteins, and lipid membranes will provide the biological sources, while organic switches and molecular rotors will provide the organic parts. The operation of the systems will be interrogated using gel electrophoresis and transmembrane ion currents down to the single-molecule level. The work is relevant to both the "Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium" and "Understanding the Physics of Life" EPSRC Grant challenges (i.e. molecular machines and biophysics/bionanotechnology


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509644/1 30/09/2016 29/09/2021
2326723 Studentship EP/N509644/1 31/08/2018 30/05/2022 Dominic Cairns-Gibson
EP/R513209/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2023
2326723 Studentship EP/R513209/1 31/08/2018 30/05/2022 Dominic Cairns-Gibson