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Spherical Nucleic Acids

4-Volume Set

edited by Chad Mirkin

“Dr. Mirkin is one of the fathers of nanotechnology. He is a true innovator and Renaissance scientist who is the first chemist ever elected to all three US National Academies—Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Mirkin is the George B. Rathmann professor of chemistry and holds academic appointments in medicine, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, and chemical and biological engineering, and he is director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly.  He is one of the most highly cited chemists, with over 750 publications and over 350 issued patents. He has won nearly every major scientific award for his significant contributions to fundamental science and many impactful applications. He is known for taking discoveries and translating them to multiple areas of commercial impact in healthcare, materials, and basic research.

“This book is truly a tour de force in both breadth and depth. It comprehensively covers the wide scope of areas in which spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are having an impact. It begins with a historical perspective showing how Mirkin’s initial seminal work attaching DNA to gold nanoparticles led to the discovery of SNAs, which are truly remarkable programmable structures. Mirkin and coworkers have pioneered the field by defining their structure and properties, as well as a wide range of incredibly important applications. The use of oligonucleotide-directed nanoparticles to program the assembly of new materials with previously inaccessible geometries in a predictable manner has transformed the field of materials science, leading to both new fundamental insights and material properties. The book brilliantly and seamlessly spans areas of fundamental science, materials science, and clinical applications, including both diagnostics and therapeutics. It will be an essential resource for physical scientists, life scientists, and health professionals. The richness of the materials science covered in these volumes is staggering. Mirkin has co-authored every chapter of the entire book, and his coauthors are previous members of his laboratory who contributed to the original discoveries. These experts give exceptional insight, with each chapter providing a comprehensive overview with remarkable clarity, detail, and extensive referencing.”

David R. Walt, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800358
  • Subject: Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Published: July 2020
  • Pages: 1750