A group of university students has brought us one step closer to a cure for HIV by developing an innovative DNA scaffold to study the virus at close range.
A student-designed DNA scaffold that helps provide new insights into self-assembling biological systems has taken out the Grand Prize at Harvard University’s annual BIOMOD challenge.
The international competition invites teams of undergraduate students from around the world to develop new nanotechnologies using DNA, RNA and proteins.
Past winners have developed prototypes for nanotherapeutics and molecular robots. However, 2017’s winners – UNSW’s Capsid Constructors – had other ambitions.