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

2018.12.06 | 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.

2018.10.08 | Knowledge exchange

Book about research life

Our lab is represented in a recent book called "Videnskab er lidenskab".

2018.09.01 | Positions

Guido Grossi extended

Postdoc Guido Grossi has been extended for 1 year to continue his work on RNA-protein nanostructures for synthetic biology.

Upcoming events

Fri 22 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Aarhus
PhD defense of Ane Andreassen
Ane Andreassen will defend her PhD thesis. Opponents are Assoc. Prof. Peter Askjaer, Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain, and Assoc. Prof. Arkadiusz Chworos from Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. PhD school chair will be Prof. Duncan Sutherland.
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.


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.


We currently have the following positions open:

  • Postdoc position in RNA nanotechnology
  • Industrial PhD position in aptamer selection

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

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