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Biochemistry seminar: Jack Hervey, Cawthron Institute

‘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
Event Type Academic
Online and in-person
LocationMicrobiology Building, 2nd floor, Room 2.08, Dunedin and online via Zoom
Contact NameDepartment of Biochemistry

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