- University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship in 2019 at University of Oxford
Marco Wong is now pursuing his DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Doye. He is a recipient of the University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship and the Clarendon Scholarship. He graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019.
Marco is interested in the computational modelling of DNA nanotechnology. Through coarse-grained molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, he investigates the structural and thermodynamic properties of DNA origamis, a class of nano-structures that can be constructed by folding pre-programmed DNA strand sequences. He aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the design principles of DNA origamis, thereby enabling complex nano-materials to be engineered. He expects these materials to have applications that require precise control at the molecular level, such as drug delivery and plasmonics.
1. J.P.K. Doye, H. Fowler, D. Prešern, J. Bohlin, L. Rovigatti, F. Romano, P. Šulc, C.K. Wong, A.A. Louis, J.S. Schreck, M.C. Engel, M. Matthies, E. Benson, E. Poppleton and B.E.K. Snodin. The oxDNA coarse-grained model as a tool to simulate DNA origami. Preprint at https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.05052 (2020).