Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Silica-DNA Hybrid Nanostructures as Next Generation Self-Assembling Nanomaterials (SiDNAno)
Applicant / Contact person Shen, Boxuan
Decision No. 341908
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 259 710
Project description
The SiDNAno project aims to develop a selective silicification method for fabrication of the next generation nanomaterials. Using this technique, self-assembling DNA origami structures can be strengthened by SiO2 while still retaining its advantageous properties. Accomplishment of this project will not only facilitate the real-life applications of DNA nanotechnology, but also generate new insight and knowledge for controlling the composition of nanostructures at a higher level.