text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation Home National Science Foundation - Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
design element
CISE Home
About CISE
Funding Opportunities
Awards
News
Events
Discoveries
Publications
Advisory Committee
Career Opportunities
Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure
See Additional CISE Resources
View CISE Staff
CISE Organizations
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
  Introduction
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Other Types of Proposals
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional CISE Resources
Assistant Director's Presentations and Congressional Testimony
CS Bits & Bytes
CISE Distinguished Lecture Series
Cyberlearning Webinar Series
Data Science Webinar Series
Smart & Connected Health Webinar Series
WATCH Series
Webcasts/Webinars
Workshops
CISE Strategic Plan for Broadening Participation
Keith Marzullo on Serving in CISE
Cybersecurity Ideas Lab Report
Other Site Features
Special Reports
Research Overviews
Multimedia Gallery
Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

Email this pagePrint this page
All Images

Discovery
New Gene Sequencing Method Could Reduce Cost, Increase Speed

Back to article | Note about images

Illustration of a double-stranded DNA in a synthetic nanopore revealed by molecular simulation.

Physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to develop a new method to sequence the human genome that will make the dream of the $1,000 genome a reality. Here, double-stranded DNA in a synthetic nanopore revealed by molecular simulation.

Credit: Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (732 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

This movie illustrates electric field-driven transport of double-stranded DNA through a synthetic nanopore obtained as a result of a large-scale molecular dynamics simulation. The DNA molecule stretches as it permeates through the pore constriction, tilting its bases, and that enables researchers to detect sequences.

Credit: Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

This movie illustrates the imaging capability of a high-performance computer system that, in this case, provides atomic-resolution description of DNA transport through a synthetic nanopore.

Credit: Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 



Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page