We would like to present the abstract of Danny Porath, who works at the Institute of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Charge Transport in single DNA-Based Molecules

DNA is primarily and with no doubt the most important biological molecule. But its double-strand recognition, as well as the ability to control its sequence and manipulate its structure open a multitude of ways to make it useful for molecular electronics. Step by step we improve the synthesized constructs and the measurement methods of single DNA-based molecules. In this lecture I will review the field and report on our progress in producing and measuring DNA-based building blocks towards the construction of DNA-based programmable circuits.

[1] “Direct measurement of electrical transport through DNA molecules”, Danny Porath, Alexey Bezryadin, Simon de Vries and Cees DekkerNature 403635 (2000). Cited 1330 times
[2] “Charge Transport in DNA-based Devices”, Danny Porath, Rosa Di Felice and Gianaurelio Cuniberti, Topics in Current Chemistry Vol. 237, pp. 183-228 Ed. Gary Shuster. Springer Verlag, 2004. Cited 198 times
[3] “Direct Measurement of Electrical Transport Through Single DNA Molecules of Complex Sequence”, Hezy Cohen, Claude Nogues, Ron Naaman and Danny Porath, PNAS 102, 11589 (2005). Cited 202 times
[4] “Long Monomolecular G4-DNA Nanowires”, Alexander Kotlyar, Nataly Borovok, Tatiana Molotsky, Hezy Cohen, Errez Shapir and Danny PorathAdvanced Materials 17, 1901 (2005). Cited 75 times
[5] “Electrical characterization of self-assembled single- and double-stranded DNA monolayers using conductive AFM”, Hezy Cohen et al., Faraday Discussions 131, 367 (2006). Cited 43 times
[6] “High-Resolution STM Imaging of Novel Poly(G)-Poly(C)DNA Molecules”, Errez Shapir, Hezy Cohen, Natalia Borovok, Alexander B. Kotlyar and Danny Porath, J. Phys. ChemB 110, 4430 (2006). Cited 24 times
[7] “Polarizability of G4-DNA Observed by Electrostatic Force Microscopy Measurements”, Hezy Cohen et al., Nano Letters 7(4), 981 (2007). Cited 57 times
[8] “Electronic structure of single DNA molecules resolved by transverse scanning tunneling spectroscopy”, Errez Shapir et al., Nature Materials 7, 68 (2008). Cited 95 times
[9] “A DNA sequence scanned”, Danny Porath, Nature Nanotechnology 4, 476 (2009).
[10] “The Electronic Structure of G4-DNA by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy”, Errez Shapir, et.al., J. Phys. ChemC114, 22079 (2010). Cited 10 times
[11] “Energy gap reduction in DNA by complexation with metal ions”, Errez Shapir, G. Brancolini, Tatiana Molotsky, Alexander B. Kotlyar, Rosa Di Felice, and Danny Porath, Advanced Maerials 23, 4290 (2011). Cited 9 times
[12] “Quasi 3D imaging of DNA-gold nanoparticle tetrahedral structures”, Avigail Stern, Dvir Rotem, Inna Popov and Danny Porath, J. Phys. Cond. Mat24, 164203 (2012). Cited 4 times
[13] “Comparative electrostatic force microscopy of tetra- and intra-molecular G4-DNA”, Gideon I. Livshits, Jamal Ghabboun, Natalia Borovok, Alexander B. Kotlyar, Danny Porath, Advanced materials 26, 4981 (2014). Cited 6 times
[14] “Long-range charge transport in single G4-DNA molecules”, Gideon I. Livshits et. al., Nature Nanotechnology 9,1040 (2014). Cited 38 times
[15] “Synthesis and Properties of Novel Silver containing DNA molecules”, Gennady Eidelshtein et. al., Advanced Materials 28, 4839 (2016).