Ben Shirt-Ediss

I am Senior Research Associate in Computational Nanobiology in the ICOS group at Newcastle University, UK. I am currently involved with modelling DNA nanodevices for Synthetic Biology applications.

New preprint

Reverse Engineering DNA Origami Nanostructure Designs from Raw Scaffold and Staple Sequence Lists

Shirt-Ediss, B. et al. bioRxiv 2023.05.03.53926 (2023).

Link: doi:10.1101/2023.05.03.539261

Recent paper

A Last-In First-Out Stack Data Structure Implemented in DNA

Lopiccolo, A., Shirt-Ediss, B. et al. Nature Communications 12, 4861 (2021).

Link: doi:10.1038/s41467-021-25023-6

Publications on Google Scholar

My doctoral thesis was centred on the origins of cellular life problem, where I argued that the emergence of cellular life should be tackled from the view point of the emergence of autonomous protocell systems.

My areas of scientific interest are:

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Contact me! ben[at]