Precision and Microsystems Engineering
Biophysics of DNA origami nanoactuators
We are inviting applications for a PhD position at the interface of Biophysics and Nanotechnology.
In this project you will develop the first mechanically-adaptable nanopores by uniquely combining DNA origami nanotechnology, machine-inspired design and synthetic biology. You will answer fundamental biophysics questions regarding the 1) dynamics of programmable conformational changes, 2) the force balance at the membrane/nanopore interface and 3) the design of fast trigger mechanisms. You will use a range of techniques including nanopore measurements, fast-scan AFM and optical tweezers to characterize the dynamics and mechanics of the nanostructures. This highly interdisciplinary project is based at the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at TU Delft, where you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities (cleanroom, chemistry lab, nanopore lab, optics lab) and equipment to initiate this new line of research in a vibrant, young team.
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Assistant Professor Hassan HosseinNia and Postdoctoral researcher Banafsheh Sajadi in 2 minutes about working at Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME).