Invited Speakers

Guillermo Acuna, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Manipulating molecular fluorescence with DNA origami based optical antennas

Jean-Pierre Aime, CBMN, CNRS, France
DNA nanodevice confined on DNA origamis: an isothermal ratchet driven by boundary conditions

Elena Angeli, University of Genoa, Italy
Nanofluidic strategies for studying biopolymers

Meltem Avci-Adali, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany
DNA hydrogels for cell capturing

Ilko Bald, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Investigation of biomolecular processes using DNA origami nanostructures

Philippe Barthélémy, Université de Bordeaux, France
Hybrid Nucleoside-Lipids as novel materials for biomedical applications

Igor Bdikin, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Piezoelectricity in Deoxyribonucleic Acid Nucleobase Microcrystals via Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

Rachid Benhida, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Artificial nucleosides and oligonucleotides. Biophysical and biological applications

Victoria Birkedal, Aarhus University, Danmark
Structural dynamics of DNA-based devices

Sahin Buyukdagli, Bilkent University, Turkey
DNA transport and sequencing by using electrostatic many body effects

Matteo Castronovo, University of Udine, Italy
Controllable restriction enzyme behaviors over two-dimensional DNA origami

Anton Ciucu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Bioanalytical applications of DNA based biosensors

Bhaskar Datta, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
DNA Fluorotags through Quadruplex-Dye Combinations

Robert Delong, Kansas State University, USA
Bio-element nanoparticles: towards RNA-based anti-cancer therapy

Alessandro Desideri, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
DNA nanocages with < controlled pH dependent opening/closing mechanism

Ali A. Ensafi, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
New Types of Multi-layers Electrochemical DNA Biosensors, Sequential And Simultaneous Analysis, Detection of Carcinogen Compounds and DNA Damage

Hicham Fenniri, Gino Karlo L. Delos Reyes, Northeastern University, USA
Synthetic DNA Bases with Novel Hydrogen Bonding Arrays for the Fabrication of Bioactive Nanomaterials

Kevin J. Freedman, Imperial College London, UK
Efficient Single Molecule DNA Trapping and Sensing at Femtomolar Concentrations

Helen Hansma, University of California, USA
DNA and RNA in the Atomic Force Microscope and the Origins of Life between Mica Sheets

Silvia M. Hernandez-Ainsa, University of Cambridge, UK
DNA origami nanopores for single molecule detection and beyond

Andreas Herrmann, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Chemical DNA Nanotechnology for Biomedicine and Diagnostics

Masayoshi Higuchi, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
DNA conjugates with metallo-supramolecular polymer

Javad Karimi, Shiraz University, Iran
Biosynthesis of nanoparticles using DNA and RNA

Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University, USA
Nanoparticles that trap viral antigen or exosmes that can be used for delivery into cells

Filiz Kuralay, Ordu University, Turkey
DNAzyme-Based Biofuel Cell and Sensing Applications

Young-Wan Kwon, Korea University, Korea
Magnetic properties of the helical structure based compounds

Filip Lankas, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Modelling mechanical properties of nucleic acid structural motifs

Giovanni Maglia, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Engineering nanopore and nanopore-DNA machines

Dimitra Markovitsi, CNRS, France
Electronic excitations in DNA

Stefano Masiero, Università di Bologna, Italy
From guanosine supramolecular complexes to guanosine-based functional materials

Tracy Melvin, University of Southampton, UK
Optical/Microfluidic Approaches for the Interrogation of Long Genomic DNA Sequences

Yusuke Ogura, Osaka University, Japan
Photonic DNA computing towards functional biomolecular sensing

Ravindra Pandey, Michigan Technological University, USA
Novel Properties of Bioconjugated 2D Materials: DNA interacting with Graphene, Boron NItride and Phosphorene

Benoit Piro, University Paris Diderot, France
DNA and PNA probes in electrochemical systems and organic transistors, for detection of DNA or other molecules

Janez Plavec, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Structural studies of tetrahelical DNA by NMR and their dynamic transformations

Peter L. Privalov, Johns Hopkins University, USA
The energetic basis of the DNA double helix

Torsten Siebert, Max Born Institute, Germany
Ultrafast interfacial dynamics of the hydrated DNA backbone

Simcha Srebnik, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Eugen Stulz, University of Southampton, UK
DNA origami scaffolds for enzyme assembly lines with precise orientation

Álvaro Somoza, IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain
Oligonucleotides and Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications

Umakanta Subudhi, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, India
Rare-earth induced Conformation changes in branched DNA

Naoki Sugimoto, Konan University, Japan
Detection of DNA Sequence Variation in a Hydrated Ionic Liquid

Tadao Takada, University of Hyogo, Japan
Photochemical properties on facially-stacked perylenediimides within DNA duplex

Andrey Tchorbanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Built-in adjuvanticity of genetically engineered DNA chimeric vaccines for targeting of viral epitopes

Jussi Toppari, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Plasmonic nanostructures based on DNA origami silhouettes

Stefan Vogel, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
DNA-controlled assembly and fusion of liposomes

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