49 Results for 'Peng Yin'
DNA Nanostructures for Drug Delivery
Researchers at the Wyss Institute have developed two methods for building arbitrarily shaped nanostructures using DNA, with a focus on translating the technology towards nanofabrication and drug delivery applications. One proprietary nanofabrication technique, called “DNA-brick self-assembly,” uses short, synthetic strands of DNA that work like interlocking Lego® bricks. It capitalizes on the ability to program...
Inexpensive Super-Resolution Microscopy
Wyss Institute scientists have developed a highly versatile and inexpensive microscopic imaging platform designed to visualize objects with molecular-scale resolution and unprecedented complexity. The DNA-powered imaging technology can reveal the inner workings of cells at the single molecule level, using conventional microscopes found in most laboratories. Key to the Wyss Institute’s DNA-driven imaging super resolution...
Paper-based synthetic gene networks as a new diagnostic approach
With the imminent threat of new pandemics and frequent disease outbreaks exemplified by the recent Ebola and Zika epidemics, there is a growing need for low-cost, easily deployable and simple-to-use diagnostic tools. The Wyss Institute has developed paper-based synthetic gene networks as a next generation diagnostic technology for use in global healthcare crises and patient...
Jan 17, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Eliminating errors in next-generation DNA sequencing has proved challenging. Please join Professor Yanyi Huang as he discusses his team’s newly developed error-correction code (ECC) sequencing, a method to greatly improve sequencing accuracy. Combining fluorogenic sequencing-by-synthesis (SBS) with an information theory–based error-correction algorithm, ECC embeds redundancy in sequencing reads by creating three orthogonal degenerate sequences, generated... Free and open to public
Video/AnimationAuto-cyclic Proximity RecordingThis video explains how “Auto-cycling Proximity Recording” works to identify pairs of nearby molecular targets and how it can be used as a tool to decipher the geometry of 3-dimensional engineered and natural molecules. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationSuper Resolution Discrete Molecular Imaging AnimationSee in this animation, how Discrete Molecular Imaging (DMI) uses DNA nanotechnology to reveal densely packed molecular features in structures similar in size as single protein molecules. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationDiscrete Molecular ImagingWyss Institute Core Faculty member Peng Yin and his co-worker Mingjie Dai explain in this video, how Discrete Molecular Imaging (DMI) can be used to enhance their DNA-PAINT super-resolution imaging platform to visualize features on a single-molecule scale. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Audio/PodcastDisruptive: Molecular RoboticsHow can DNA be programmed to build novel structures, devices, and robots? We have taken our understanding of DNA to another level, beginning to take advantage of some of DNA’s properties that have served nature so well, but in ways nature itself may have never pursued. Humans can now use DNA as a medium for...
Video/AnimationToehold SwitchesIn this animation, Wyss Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Alex Green, Ph.D., the lead author of “Toehold Switches: De-Novo-Designed Regulators of Gene Expression”, narrates a step-by-step guide to the mechanism of the synthetic toehold switch gene regulator. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Video/AnimationProgrammable Paper: Advances in Synthetic BiologyWyss Institute scientists discuss the collaborative environment and team effort that led to two breakthroughs in synthetic biology that can either stand alone as distinct advances – or combine forces to create truly tantalizing potentials in diagnostics and gene therapies. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.