‘Xeno’-nucleic acids (XNA): functionalised nucleic acid analogues for biotechnology and therapeutics
‘Xeno’-nucleic acids (XNA) are synthetic analogues of the canonical nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) with exciting properties that are particularly intriguing for biotechnology applications. This talk will give an introduction to XNA, and some of the applications it may be used for, including novel therapeutics and biotechnology.
Functionalised nucleic acids such as aptamers and catalysts (XNAzymes) have the potential to provide cheap, robust, alternatives to expensive biologics like antibodies and engineered enzymes, with possibilities for unguided de novo discovery.
In this work I will present a chemical platform for the generation of novel XNA-based aptamers to diverse molecular targets.
Zoom link for Jack Hervey's biochemistry seminar
Zoom password: bioc
|Date||Monday, 3 April 2023|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Audience||Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
Online and in-person
|Location||Microbiology Building, 2nd floor, Room 2.08, Dunedin and online via Zoom|
|Contact Name||Department of Biochemistry|