Alfred Kick

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The molecular recognition based on the complementary base pairing of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the fundamental principle in the fields of genetics, DNA nanotechnology and DNA computing. We present an exhaustive DNA sequence design algorithm that allows to generate sets containing a maximum number of sequences with defined properties. EGNAS (Exhaustive(More)
We report on the development of a new platform technology for the detection of genetic variations by means of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy. TOPAS chips with integrated optics were exploited in combination with microfluidics. Within minutes, the detection of hybridization kinetics was achieved simultaneously at all spots of the DNA(More)
A novel approach for the integration of π-conjugated polymers (CPs) into DNA-based nanostructures is presented. Using the controlled Kumada catalyst-transfer polycondensation, well-defined thiophene-based polymers with controllable molecular weight, specific end groups, and water-soluble oligoethylene glycol-based side chains were synthesized. The end(More)
The electronic structure of genomic DNA has been comprehensively characterized by synchrotron-based X-ray absorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Both unoccupied and occupied states close to the Fermi level have been unveiled and attributed to particular sites within the DNA structure. A semiconductor-like electronic structure with a band gap of(More)
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