University of Washington
Nanopore Physics Lab
The Niederweis group dicovered MspA in tuberculosis related research. We have partnered with them and are now modifying this pore protein to optimize it for sequencing.
The Aksimentiev group carries our molecular dynamics simulations of DNA moving through nanopores. Through our collaboration, we are learning more about the dynamics of single-stranded DNA in MspA which assists us in the design of MspA at the sub-nanometer scale.
We are working with the Akeson group in our development of a system which utilizes a DNA polymerase to slow the movement of DNA through MspA.
Contact: Website: http://www.cbse.ucsc.edu/people/akeson
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Update: January 30, 2013