Biomimetic Soft Matter and DNA Nanotechnology


Hi there! We are a group of science enthusiast trying to learn something about the fascinating physics, chemistry, and (occasionally) biology of complex nanoscale systems.

We investigate problems of fundamental relevance as well as develop new technologies and, to do so, we often make use of the tools of DNA nanotechnology.

We like to adopt a multidisciplinary approach, that combines experimental methods, theoretical modelling, and computer simulations



We have a number of active research lines: from the development of new DNA-based building blocks for the self-assembly of functional materials, to the study of biomimetic artificial tissues to the development of tools for Synthetic Biology. Learn more about our latest research updates! 



We really are a mixed bunch! We host students and researchers with very diverse background: Physicists, Chemists, Nanotechnologists, Engineers, Biologists. Find out more about us, and bear in mind that we are always looking for enthusiastic students and post-doctoral researchers to join the group! 


Have a look at our most recent published works and access journal links, full text, datasets, experimental protocols and shared software.



Molecular Sciences Research Hub

Department of Chemistry

Imperial College London

London W12 0BZ

United Kingdom

Email: l.di-michele [at]

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7594 3262

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