Chapter 8. Genetic Approaches to Programmed Assembly

  1. Prof. Dr. Christof M. Niemeyer2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin3
  1. Stanley Brown

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602453.ch8

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Brown, S. (2004) Genetic Approaches to Programmed Assembly, in Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives (eds C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602453.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universität Dortmund, Fachbereich Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry & Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Molecular Cell Biology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306589

Online ISBN: 9783527602452



  • protein-based nanostructures;
  • genetic approaches to programmed assembly;
  • order from chaos;
  • traits;
  • sizes of proteins and peptides


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Order from Chaos

  • Monitoring Enrichment

  • Quantification of Binding and Criteria for Specificity

  • Unselected Traits and Control of Crystallization/Reactivity

  • Dominant Traits, Interpretation of Gain-of-Function Mutants

  • Interpretation and Requirement for Consensus Sequences

  • Sizes of Proteins and Peptides

  • Mix and Match, Fusion Proteins, and Context-Dependence

  • Mix and Match, Connecting Structures

  • Outlook