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The integration of biology into synthetic systems is an exciting concept and humans have much to learn from how nature appears to seamlessly undertake programmable assembly. Through this process exquisitely engineered structures with both function and hierarchy can be produced. Mimicking, and even designing, biologically inspired structures within the laboratory is far from trivial and while we understand how the programming works via the classic Watson-Crick mechanism - we are far from elucidating how to do this in the laboratory on large scales, with precision, not currently observed in nature. The talk will focus on the use of dynamic DNA as a tool for diagnostic analysis which utilises the intrinsic programmability of DNA to identify single nucleotide polymorphs with real-life DNA. This gives the ability to rapidly analyse samples within 15 mins for potential markers that can help locate genes associated with disease. The talk will also focus on our future ability to amplify DNA into structures of useable, and importantly isolatable quantities, of both pristine DNA nanostructures but also DNA/hybrid synthetic systems.

Bio Professor Amanda Ellis graduated with a PhD (Applied Chemistry) from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003. She then undertook two postdocs in the USA, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New Mexico State University. After these she returned to New Zealand as a Foundation of Research Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Industrial Research Ltd (now Callaghan Innovations). In 2006 Amanda commenced at Flinders University as a teaching/research academic. Since then she has secured over $20M in funding from the ARC and non-ARC sources and published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles (with over 2700 citations) on projects involving novel polymer coatings, functionalised carbon nanotubes and graphene, microfluidics, genotyping and DNA nanotechnology. Currently, she is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2014-2018), the Deputy Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, a Board Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the Membrane Society of Australia. She is the past-Chair of the RACI National Polymer Division (2013-2015) and a co-founder and executive member of the Australia & New Zealand Micro/Nanofluidics group and Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Speaker(s) Professor Amanda Ellis, Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Flinders University
Location Bayliss Lecture Theatre G:33
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Start Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00
End Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00
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Last Updated Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:02
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