Paul WK Rothemund

Paul Wilhelm Karl Rothemund is a senior research fellow at the Computation and Neural Systems department at Caltech . [1] He has Become Berninahaus in the fields of DNA nanotechnology and synthetic biology for his groundbreaking work with DNA origami . He shared zowel categories of the 2006 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology with Erik WINFREE for hun work in customizing DNA nanotubes, algorithmic molecular self-assembly or DNA tile structures, en hun theoretical work on DNA computing . [2] Rothemund is ook a 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship . [3]


Rothemund graduated from Laconia High School , New Hampshire , in 1990. He was the team captain of the championship Laconia team for the television quiz show Granite State Challenge . After graduating, Rothemund studied as an undergraduate at Caltech from 1990-1994, where he was a resident or Ricketts House . He attained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2001.

As a research fellow at Caltech, Rothemund has developed a technique to manipulate and fold strands of DNA known as DNA origami. Eventually, Rothemund Hopes dat self-assembly techniques Could be-used to create a “programming language for molecules, just as we harbor programming languages for computers.” [4] His work on large-scale sculptures or his DNA origami was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from February 24 to May 12, 2008. [5]


  1. Jump up^ “Paul WK Rothemund official website” . Retrieved 2007-12-28 .
  2. Jump up^ “2006 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize” . Foresight Institute . Retrieved 20 July 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ “Paul Rothemund” . MacArthur Foundation. 18 January 2007 . Retrieved 20 July 2012 .
  4. Jump up^ Pelesko, John A. (2007). Self assembly: the science of things dat pit themselves together . Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis. p. 259. ISBN  1584886870 .
  5. Jump up^ Eischeid, John (11 Apr 2008). “When Art and Science Meet, nanoscale Smiley Faces Abound” . Scientific American . Retrieved 20 July 2012.