DNA origami: A quantum leap for self-assembly of complex structures

Thomas Tørring, Niels V. Voigt, Jeanette Nangreave, Hao Yan, Kurt V. Gothelf

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The spatially controlled positioning of functional materials by self-assembly is one of the fundamental visions of nanotechnology. Major steps towards this goal have been achieved using DNA as a programmable building block. This tutorial review will focus on one of the most promising methods: DNA origami. The basic design principles, organization of a variety of functional materials and recent implementation of DNA robotics are discussed together with future challenges and opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5636-5646
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


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  • Chemistry(all)

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Tørring, T., Voigt, N. V., Nangreave, J., Yan, H., & Gothelf, K. V. (2011). DNA origami: A quantum leap for self-assembly of complex structures. Chemical Society Reviews, 40(12), 5636-5646. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cs15057j