Here you can find further information about the evening events of the Graduate Days of CUI 2018.
Colloquium (Tue, 17:00-18:00)
Molecular systems engineering with DNA. Prof. Hendrik Dietz (Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany)
Programmable self-assembly with DNA origami allows creating custom-shaped nanoscale objects. Through this capacity, DNA origami enables constructing custom instruments to perform precision measurements of molecular interactions and structure, with enhanced control over positioning, orientating and manipulating the molecules under study. In my presentation I will report about some of our progress toward constructing devices with greater complexity, more sophisticated functionalities, and about making large quantities [1-3]. If time permits, I will also discuss a series of measurements in which we used custom-made DNA nanotools to control distances between molecules with atomic precision , and to measure weak stacking forces between basepairs  and between pairs of nucleosomes  on the single particle level.
 T. Gerling, K. Wagenbauer, A. Neuner, and H. Dietz, Dynamic DNA devices and assemblies formed by shape-complementary, non-basepairing 3D components, Science, 347, 1446 (2015).
 K. Wagenbauer, C. Sigl, H. Dietz: Gigadalton-scale shape-programmable DNA assemblies, Nature, in the press.
 F. Praetorius, B. Kick, K. Behler, M. Honemann, D. Weuster-Botz and H. Dietz, Biotechnological mass-production of DNA origami, Nature, in the press.
 J. Funke and H. Dietz, Placing molecules with Bohr radius resolution using DNA origami, Nature Nanotechnology 11, 47 (2016).
 F. Kilchherr, C. Wachauf, B. Pelz, M. Rief, M. Zacharias, and H. Dietz, Single-molecule dissection of stacking forces in DNA, Science 353, 1116 (2016).
 J. Funke, P. Ketterer, C. Lieleg, S. Schunter, P. Korber, and H. Dietz, Uncovering the forces between nucleosomes using DNA origami, Science Advances 2, 1600974, 2016)
Industry event (Wen, 16:30-17:30)
Out of thin air. Dr. Alina Chanaewa (Skytree, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)