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Biosensing with molecular nanoribbons

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Supervisors: Sara Sangtarash, Nicholas Hine

DNA sequencing (sensing the order of bases in a DNA strand) is an essential step toward personalized medicine for improving human health. Despite recent developments, conventional DNA sequencing methods are still expensive and time consuming. Therefore, the challenge of developing accurate, fast, and inexpensive, fourth-generation DNA sequencing alternatives has attracted huge scientific interest. An alternative strategy involves measuring changes in the electrical properties of the membrane e.g. molecular nanoribbons containing a pore. This project will establish design principles to use molecular nanoribbons for a new generation of quantum devices for selective sensing of biospecies such as DNA.