Biomolecular Nanodesign

Welcome to the Andersen Lab for Biomolecular Nanodesign

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. Illustration by Cody Geary

Latest News

2016.11.20 | Knowledge exchange

Book chapter: Computer-Aided Design of RNA Origami Structures

Steffen publishes a book chapter called "Computer-Aided Design of RNA Origami Structures" in "Methods in Molecular Biology". The book is called "3D DNA Nanostructures" edited by Yonggang Ke and Pengfei Wang.

2016.08.31 | Knowledge exchange

PhD Thesis: DNA Nanostructures to Control Enzymatic Activities

The thesis describes the work of the PhD studies of Guido Grossi.

2016.03.08 | News type

Media coverage: Interview on Danmarks Radio P1

A member of the visualization lab was interview to P1 Morgen about her visualization project about the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. You can download the podcast from March 7th to hear the interview (from 24:10 to 29:40 minutes in the program).

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Upcoming Events

Mon 23 Oct
09:00-15:00 | Sandbjerg Gods, Southern Jutland
Team building trip
2-day trip planned.


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 Danish Council for Independent Research, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Open positions!!!

We have two Postdoc positions and one PhD position open for working on RNA-protein nanotechnology for applications in synthetic biology. Read more about the positions and how to apply here.

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