Nanopores: Detecting DNA Sequence and Secondary Structure

When: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Where: DA 114
Speaker: Spencer Carson
Organization: Northeastern University
Sponsor: Introduction to Physics Research

Solid state nanopores can be used to gain information about DNA sequence, secondary structure, and DNA/protein interactions. Many speculate that nanopores could be the future for a cheaper and more efficient sequencing of the human genome. This talk will outline the fabrication of nanopore devices, the operation and fundamentals of a typical experiment, and explore the types of DNA properties and interactions that can be sensed by these devices.