Single-molecule biosensor – watching nanomachines in action

PhD defence, Friday 12 June 2015. Denis Selnihhin.

2015.06.12 | Nina Lynggaard

Denis Selnihhin

During his PhD studies, Denis Selnihhin developed a single-molecule biosensor constructed of DNA – the material of choice in the field of DNA nanotechnology, which has given scientists the opportunity to fulfil one of the dreams of nanotechnology: to create sophisticated nanomechanical devices that can be used to solve various tasks at the nanoscale.

Denis Selnihhin designed and studied a nanodevice that can act as a biosensor with an optical output signal, and can be followed by using a standard microscope.

Further integration of the new nanodevice with a low-cost and portable microscopy system can have great importance for analytical applications in a variety of areas.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

Time: Friday 12 June 2015 at 12.30
Place: Lecture Theatre, iNANO House, building 1593, room 012, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus C
Title of dissertation: Development of DNA origami single molecule biosensor
Contact information: Denis Selnihhin,, +45 3133 1392
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Francesco Ricci, Department of Chemical Science and Technology, University of Tor Vergata, Italy
Professor Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark
Senior Researcher Morten Foss (chair), iNANO, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Jørgen Kjems, iNANO and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Assistant Professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen, iNANO, Aarhus University
Language: The dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1521, room 112, 8000 Aarhus C.

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