A DNA love song

A DNA love song

November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

Hollywood look out. 
 
A group of researchers set their pipettors aside to create the stop-motion video romance "DNA Love Song." The team, ASU NanoDevils, have written a song and companion music video that follows the couple, a lonely DNA tile in search of its protein mate, whose attraction allows them to overcome obstacles. They become the new Fred & Ginger of the molecular world, "sticking together like two birds of a feather."
 
The production was made for BIOMOD, an annual biomolecular design competition for students.
 
Undergraduate teams across the country compete to build the coolest stuff using the molecules of life. Previous winners have used DNA, RNA, and proteins as building blocks to create autonomous robots, molecular computers, and prototypes for nanoscale therapeutics. Students lead projects each summer and then travel to Harvard in early November to present their work and win awards. 
 
The team placed 2nd nationally at the content in the category of Best YouTube video and won a Gold Project Award. Congrats NanoDevils!

Proudly representing ASU, team NanoDevils are: Alessio Andreoni, Sam Gowland, Sarah Henry, Ryan Merkley, Sishir Mohan, Marzia Shah, Brendan Sullivan and Caraline Sepich.

 

Written by: Joe Caspermeyer