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Physics Collquium: CANCELLED "Surprising Physics of Nanopore Transport Cancelled

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
University of Illnois Department of Physics
Date
Jan 30, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois
Contact
Suzanne Hallihan
E-Mail
shalliha@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3761
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

Transport of molecules through nanoscale pores is a process fundamental to the biology of all living organisms and a key element of many technological processes. Driven by diffusion, electrophoresis, or direct mechanical pulling, the transport can be highly selective and is regulated through a variety of mechanisms, including steric exclusion, electrostatic trapping and dehydration. In this colloquium, I will review our discovery of new mechanisms that can govern transport of biomolecules to and through nanoscale pores. I will describe how the physical insights uncovered through computer simulations can be applied to block nanoscale transport in the absence of physical gates, to deliver biomolecules for nanopore sensing and to kill cancer cells.

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