Wyss Institute at Harvard University, US


Peng Yin is a Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Core Faculty Member at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He directs the Molecular Systems Lab at Harvard. His research interests lie at the interface of information science, molecular engineering, and biology. The current focus is to engineer information directed self-assembly of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) structures and devices, and to exploit such systems to do useful molecular work. Such de novo designed systems are composed of small synthetic DNA/RNA monomers capable of conditional configuration change and can be programmed to self-assemble, move, and compute. They can serve as programmable controllers for the spatial and temporal arrangements of diverse functional molecules (e.g. fluorophores, proteins), with a wide range of applications in nano-fabrication, imaging, sensing, diagnostics, and therapeutics. He is a recipient of a 2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Award, a 2011 NSF CAREER Award, a 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award, a 2011 ONR Young Investigator Program Award, a 2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Award, a 2013 NSF Expedition in Computing Award, a 2014 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award, 2014/2015 Finalists for Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists, and 2014/2015 World Economic Forum Young Scientist Awards. See his lab's work at http://molecular.systems.


Peng Yin's Lab webpage

Speaker at
17-18 November 2016, Leuven, Belgium