Researchers from the Green lab at Arizona State University have reported a highly specific method for detecting point mutations. The technique can be applied in living cells and paper-based diagnostic tests, offering a rapid, highly accurate and inexpensive means of identifying mutations relevant to human health. The work is published in Cell. (ASU Biodesign story)
The latest news and developments from the Green lab at ASU.
Scientists at the University of Toronto and Arizona State University have developed the first direct gene circuit to electrode interface by combining cell-free synthetic biology with state-of-the-art nanostructured electrodes. The work is published in Nature Chemistry. (ASU Biodesign story)
The Green lab at ASU’s Biodesign Institute and scientists from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Northwestern University are carrying RNA’s startling capacities further by designing sophisticated RNA circuits that can perform a variety of computer-like logic tasks within living cells. (ASU Biodesign and ASU Now story)
Programmable repressor elements expand the toolbox of synthetic biologists, enabling more sophisticated and accurate diagnostic, environmental, and biofabrication approaches. The work is published in Nature Chemical Biology. (Wyss Institute story)
Mahmoud Matar Abed: Master’s Defense
Mahmoud successfully defended his Master’s thesis on artificial enzymes based on two-dimensional nanomaterials. Congratulations!
Duo Ma: PhD Defense
Lab member Duo Ma successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “RNA-Based Computing Devices for Intracellular and Diagnostic Applications”. Congratulations, Duo!
Green lab receives DARPA YFA Director’s Fellowship
The Green lab has been awarded at DARPA Young Faculty Award Director’s Fellowship to provide $250,000 in funding to develop RNA-programmed systems for synthesis of libraries of antimicrobial drug candidates.
Our aryl diazonium chemistry is not limited to just MoS2. In this Molecular Systems Design & Engineering paper, we show that the covalent chemical functionalization approach is highly versatile and can be applied to a broad range of semiconducting chalcogenide 2D nanosheets: WS2, MoSe2, WSe2, Sb2S3, and Bi2S3.
Abhishek Debnath: PhD Defense
Abhishek Debnath successfully defended his PhD thesis “Eradication of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Using Biomolecule-Encapsulated Two-Dimensional Materials”. Congratulations, Abhishek!
Fan Hong: PhD Defense
Lab member Fan Hong successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Computational Design and Study of Structural and Dynamic Nucleic Acid Systems”. Congratulations, Fan!