Andrew Turberfield is a Professor of Physics at Oxford University. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge (1980-83), then moved to Oxford to study for a D.Phil. in solid state physics. He he developed new spectroscopies of correlated states of 2D electrons in the fractional quantum Hall regime and introduced important techniques for the fabrication of microstructured photonic materials. His work on DNA self-assembly started with a sabbatical visit to Prof. B. Yurke at Bell Laboratories: together, they produced the first synthetic molecular machine made from and fuelled by DNA and demonstrated the principle of DNA hybridization catalysis. His current research includes the study of synthetic molecular structures and machinery, including their use for the control of chemical synthesis, protein structure determination and as intracellular probes.
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