ZMB Member Barbara Saccà

Group

Bionanotechnology

Group Saccá in September 2015

September 2015 (Essen). First row, from the left: Barbara Saccà, Elisa C. Schöneweiß, Georg Homa. Second row, from the left: Pascal Lill, Andreas Sprengel, Wolfgang Pfeifer, Richard Kosinski, Joel Larisch.

Research Overview

DNA Nanotechnology - from molecules to self-organized nanostructures

We are using DNA nanotechnology to construct simplified models of complex biological systems, where single structural and functional parameters can be manipulated in a completely predictable fashion. Our scientific ambition is to gain a better understanding of fundamental aspects of biological self-assembly and to use this knowledge for the generation of biomimetic materials with customized properties. We are currently focusing on four lines of research corresponding to four aspects of natural self-assembling systems: symmetry, molecular caging, structural reconfiguration and hierarchy.