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Welcome to the Andersen Lab for Biomolecular Design

We design nano-scale devices using biomolecules as building blocks. Our research aims at understanding the fundamental principles of how biomolecules fold into unique and functional shapes and at using this insight to guide the design of novel nanoscale devices for both basic science and technological applications. This website provides an overview of our research group and our research and teaching activities.

Latest news

2019.03.01 | People

New PhD student: Bente Kring Hansen

Bente starts an industrial PhD project in collaboration with Novo Nordisk with co-supervisor Vera Schramke. The project is funded by the Innovation Foundation Denmark.

2019.02.22 | People

PhD degree: Ane Andreassen

Congratulations to Ane for successfully defending her PhD thesis on taking RNA nanotechnology in vivo in E. coli and C. elegans.

2018.12.06 | Publication

Research article: Topological complexity of biomolecules

We introduce genus trace and find that it encodes interesting physical and biological information about the three dimensional structural complexity of RNA and protein molecules.

2018.11.02 | People

Welcome to Adrien Boussebayle

Adrien Boussebayle starts as a postdoctoral researcher November 2018. He did his PhD studies in laboratory of Beatrix Suess as part of the MetaRNA PhD school. His main research focus is on selection procedures to develop novel sensor elements.

2018.10.08 | Knowledge exchange

Lab exhibited at the museum

Mette's lab bench and and Guido's DNA vault have been exhibited at the local science museum in an exhibition called "Science is passion" that has been made in relation to the 100 year birthday of the local Nobel laureate Jens Christian Skou.

Upcoming events

Mon 27 May
12:00-12:00 | Aalto University, Helsinki
Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology: from algorithmic design to biochemical applications. The workshop brings together scientists working on various aspects of Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology to discuss recent advances, fundamental challenges and emerging trends of this fascinating research field.
Sun 23 Jun
08:00-16:00 | New York, USA
SEED 2019
On the 23rd of June, George, Ilenia, Guido, and Michael will attend the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference in New York. SEED 2019 will focus on advances in science, technology, applications, and related investments in the field of synthetic biology.
Thu 27 Jun
08:00-16:00 | Bordeaux, France
Aptamers in Bordeaux 2019
For this years conference on Aptamers in Bordeaux, Adrien and Bente will attend. Aptamers in Bordeaux is an international conference on Aptamer Biology, Chemistry, Technologies & Therapeutics.
Fri 28 Jun
08:00-20:00 |
MBG annual meeting
Mon 05 Aug
08:00-16:00 | University of Washington, Seattle, USA
In the beginning of August, Cody will attend DNA25, which is a conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming held at the University of Washington, Seattle. Research in DNA computing and molecular programming draws together mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology to address the analysis, design, and synthesis of information-based molecular systems. This annual meeting is the premiere forum where scientists with diverse backgrounds come together with the common purpose of using interdisciplinary approaches to advance molecular computation.
Mon 02 Sep
00:00-00:00 | Stockholm
DNA-Robotics meeting Karolinska
Mon 07 Oct
09:00-17:00 | Copenhagen
Annual Meeting of the Danish RNA Society
Mon 08 Jun
14:06-14:06 |
DNA-Robotics workshop Rome
Wed 10 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Rome
FDN conference


The Andersen Lab is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. We are also affiliated with the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.


The lab is currently funded by the European Research Council, the Independent Research Fund Denmark, the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Innovation Fund Denmark. We are also part of the DNA-Robotics PhD school funded by the European Commission – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.


You are welcome to contact Ebbe S. Andersen by phone or email if you are interested in working with us.

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