NYU chemist Nadrian Seeman will deliver “DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life,” on Wed., Feb. 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Auditorium.
The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science on the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public and sponsored by NYU’s Dean for Science.
While DNA is known for containing the genetic information for all living organisms, Seeman, a professor in NYU’s Department of Chemistry, has shown that its information can be used to control the structure of matter on the nanometer scale to produce objects, crystals, and nanomechanical devices.
His lecture will focus on research in the field of structural DNA nanotechnology, which Seeman founded more than three decades ago and is now pursued by laboratories across the globe. His creations allow him to arrange nanoscale components and form specific molecules with precision—similar to the way a robotic automobile factory can be told what kind of car to make.
In recognition of these breakthroughs, Seeman was a recipient of the 2010 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3800. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Subways: N/R [8th Street], 6 [Astor Place].