Monday Colloquium: Maria Fyta (Universitat Stuttgart) "Nanometer-sized holes opened in materials for molecular detection"


Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:30pm



Nanometer-sized holes can be opened in materials in order to detect single molecules, sequence DNA and RNA or store information. Using computational means at various spatiotemporal levels, we attempt to understand the characteristics of nanopores in different materials in order to tune their detection efficiency and biosensitivity. On top of these, Machine Learning approaches have allowed us to interpret relevant experimental data and provide us with predictions on the identity of the molecules threading the pores. We discuss what we have learned so far and the relevance of our work in using materials for single-molecule detection.