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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

2018.06.22 | People

Master degree to Mads Jeppesen

Mads defended his thesis on de novo protein design and received top grade for his efforts. 

2018.06.21 | People

New PhD student: Nestor Sampedro

Néstor Sampedro has been accepted for the DNA-Robotics PhD position in our lab by the Graduate School for Science and Technology (GSST). Congrats to Nestor and welcome! He will be part of the European network on DNA-based nanorobotics (DNA-Robotics) funded by the European Commission – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

2018.05.31 | People

Steffen is leaving the lab

Today is Steffen's last day in our group. He has been in the group since 2010 when he did his Bachelor's project. He did his Ph.D. in our group and has been with us as a Postdoc since April 2017. It has been a long and joyful journey, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Tomorrow he will start his new job as Risk Manager at…

2018.05.29 | Publication

Research article: An RNA origami octahedron with intrinsic siRNAs for potent gene knockdown

Hans Christian Høiberg and Steffen M. Sparvath have published their work on an RNA origami with intrinsic siRNAs in Biotechnology Journal. The project started out as a contribution to the 2011 BIOMOD competition.

2018.05.25 | Publication

Research article: Multifluorophore DNA Origami Beacon as a Biosensing Platform

Denis Selnihhin has published his work on a Multifluorophore DNA Origami Sensor in ACS Nano.

Upcoming events

Wed 27 Jun
09:30-16:00 | Student's House
Future ELN workshop
We will join the workshop on Imagining the Future of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, where we work with Webstrates & Codestrates technologies.
Thu 23 Aug
18:00-22:00 | Mindeparken, Aarhus
DHL Relay Race
We will participate in the 5 x 5 km relay race in Mindeparken.
Fri 24 Aug
13:00-22:00 | Navitas
ST Summer Hangout
Joining the ST summer event with sport competitions a.o.
Fri 14 Sep
14:00-17:00 | iNANO Foyer
Matchmaking Event
Student/Research Group Matchmaking Event. The purpose of the event is for the students to gain insight into the research and activities of the different groups and to get inspired and maybe find a supervisor for their Bachelor or Master projects.
Sun 13 Jan
12:00-12:00 | Ventura, California, USA
Gordon conference on RNA Nanotechnology
In January 2019 several members of the lab will be joining the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on RNA nanotechnology. The conference takes place January 13-18 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Ventura, California.

About

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.

Funding

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

Positions

We currently have two positions open:

  • Postdoc position on RNA aptamer selection (more info soon)
  • PhD position on RNA aptamer selection (more info soon)

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

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