DNA origami as a novel avenue for creating next-generation optical voltage sensing nanodevices

3/26/2018 Michael Berger

In a paper in Nano Letters ("Optical Voltage Sensing Using DNA Origami"), a research team, led by Keyser, Philip Tinnefeld from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Technical University Braunschweig, and Aleksei Aksimentiev from the University of Illinois at urbana-Champaign, has now reported for the first time, that a voltage can be read out in a nanopore with a dedicated Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensor on a DNA origami.

Read more about their work here.

1/22/2014 Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures, all with conventional microscopes and white light.