Final programme (pdf)

Nantech2019 Abstracts (pdf)

The programme consists of invited and contributed talks and poster sessions.

Invited talk: 25 min + 5 min questions/discussion
Contributed talk: 15 min + 5 min questions/discussion

Location: Lecture hall “Jeti” in the “A Grid” hub, Aalto University, Otakaari 5, Espoo

Monday 27.05.

Registration opens

Organisation committee — Opening of NANTECH 2019

Session 1. Chair: Philip Tinnefeld —

Tim Liedl, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Tools and materials assembled from DNA

Thorsten Schmidt — Kent State University, USA
DNA-assembled plasmonic waveguides for nanoscale light propagation to a fluorescent nanodiamond

Jussi Toppari, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
DALI: DNA-assisted lithography for plasmonic nanostructures

Coffee break

Session 2. Chair: Tim Liedl —

(Cancelled) Ralf Jungmann, MPI of Biochemistry and LMU Munich, Germany
Super-resolution microscopy with DNA molecules: Towards localizomics

Veikko Linko, Aalto University
DNA origami: tools for materials science and biotechnology

Philip Tinnefeld, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Sensing enhanced by DNA nanotech

Ilko Bald — University of Potsdam, Germany
FRET nanoarrays in DNA origami platforms and their application as ratiometric sensor

Lunch (at your own cost). See the campus map for restaurants 

Session 3. Chair: Jonathan Doye —

Damien Woods , Maynooth University, Ireland
Diverse and robust molecular algorithms using reprogrammable DNA self-assembly

Luca Cardelli, University of Oxford, UK
Sequenceable DNA algorithms

Carlo Spaccasassi , Microsoft, UK
A logic programming language for computational nucleic acid devices

Coffee break

Session 4. Chair: Damien Woods —

Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Designed coiled-coil protein origami nanostructures

Jonathan Doye, University of Oxford, UK
Coarse-grained modelling for DNA nanotechnology with oxDNA

Eugen Czeizler, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Rule-based modeling of DNA multi-strand dynamics

Poster session 1, discussions, refreshments

Tuesday 28.05.

Session 5. Chair: Björn Högberg —

09:00-09:30 Kurt Gothelf, Aarhus University, Denmark
Self-assembly and optical properties of single molecule polymers on DNA origami

09:30-10:00 Hendrik Dietz,  TU-Munich, Germany
Designing biomolecular devices and machines

10:00-10:20 Masayuki Endo,  Kyoto University, Japan
Characterization of DNA origami nanospace using G-quadruplex and i-motif structure as a molecular probe

10:20-10:40 Adrian Keller, University of Paderborn, Germany
Real-time observation of superstructure-dependent DNA origami digestion by DNase I using high-speed AFM

Coffee break

Session 6. Chair: Kurt Gothelf —

11:30-12:00 Björn Högberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
DNA origami reveals the spatial tolerance of antibodies

12:00-12:20 Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University, Denmark
APTA-SHAPE technology – an unbiased identification of disease biomarkers in biofluids

12:20-12:40 Michael Mertig, TU-Dresden, Germany
DNA origami-based nanostructures in stable motion

Lunch (at your own cost). See the campus map for restaurants 

Session 7. Chair: Hendrik Dietz —

14:30-15:00 Francesco Ricci, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
DNA-based nanodevices controlled by purely entropic domains

15:00-15:30 Stefan Howorka, University College London, UK
Crossing boundaries with DNA: Sequencing and biosensing with nanopores

15:30-15:50 Caroline Rossi-Gendron, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Isothermal formation of DNA origamis at room temperature in a saline buffer going through multiple folding pathway

15:50-16:10 Ralf Strasser, Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany
Preparation of well-defined protein-DNA conjugates

Group photo

Poster session 2, discussions, refreshments

Conference dinner, poster prizes
“Restaurant Kaarre”, Kaivokatu 3, Helsinki

Wednesday 29.05.

Session 8. Chair: Friedrich Simmel —

09:00-09:30 Barbara Saccà, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
DNA origami tools to explore biological processes

09:30-10:00 Ebbe Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Towards RNA origami devices in cells

10:00-10:20 Matteo Castronovo, University of Leeds, UK
DNA origami-protein interactions and steric hindrance control

10:20-10:40 Peter Unrau, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Accurate reporting of relative orientations using FRET and rigid fluorogenic RNA aptamers

10:40-11:00 Ivan Barisic, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
An approach towards catalytic DNA nanostructures

Coffee break

Session 9. Chair: Barbara Saccà —

11:30-12:00 Friedrich Simmel, TU-Munich, Germany
Using strand displacement in RNA-based gene circuits

12:00-12:20 Si-Ping Han,  California Institute of Technology, USA
Development and optimization of strand displacement based conditional small interfering RNAs for operation inside mammalian cells

12:20-12:40 Leo Chou, University of Toronto, Canada
A composable cell-free gene regulatory architecture using nucleic acid transcription factors and semi-synthetic RNA polymerase

Organisation and programme committee — Closing remarks

Lunch (at your own cost).  See the campus map for restaurants