Hendrik Dietz, Professor of Biomolecular Nanotechnology
Hendrik Dietz, Professor of Biomolecular Nanotechnology
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How DNA Origami Disrupts Medicine and Becomes the New Cornerstone of Nano Robotics

Talk by Prof. Hendrik Dietz and TUM entrepreneurs at the Digital-Life-Design (DLD) Conference 2023

We can read DNA, write in DNA, and also build with DNA. Once planned and encoded in the sequences of DNA molecules, the three-dimensional, extremely precise structures put themselves together. To bring this fabrication technology into real-world use, Prof. Dietz and his team are exploring three main directions: Next-generation biochips, cancer therapy, and antiviral therapy, supported by the Federal Agency of Disruptive Innovation, SPRIND.

Listen to the talks at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich from January 13 to find out more in the video below. 



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Hendrik Dietz is Professor of Biomolecular Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Munich. He has founded several biotech start-ups (tilibit nanosystems, capsitec, Plectonic Biotech) with some of his former students and coworkers. Dietz runs research laboratories at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) at TUM.

The Digital-Life-Design (DLD) conference took place in Munich from January 12 -14, 2023.

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Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz
Technical University of Munich
Chair of Biomolecular Nanotechnology
Tel: +49 89 289 11615