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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

2017.08.31 | Publication

Research article: Construction of a Polyhedral DNA 12-Arm Junction for Self-Assembly of Wireframe DNA Lattices

Ilenia Manuguerra published a work on ACS Nano about design, assembly and characterization of a new DNA motif for self-assembly of DNA wireframe lattices. The work is the result of a collaboration among 4 research groups at iNANO, Aarhus University.

2017.08.29 | Awards

Funding: Grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation for RNA biosensors

The lab received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to work on genetically encoded RNA-based FRET biosensors.

2017.08.01 | Positions

PhD position in RNA nanotechnology

The project involves computer-aided design and simulations of folding kinetics, molecular biology techniques for cloning, expression and purification, and high-resolution biophysical characterization using e.g. cryo-electron microscopy at the Titan-Krios EM facility at Aarhus University. Application deadline June 15, 2017

2016.12.01 | Research news

Inauguration - First Danish Cryo-EM Facility

The facility is centered on a flagship Titan Krios microscope with post-Quantum Gatan K2 detector and screening microscopes.

2016.12.01 | Education news

PhD course: Cryo-electron microscopy

2-day PhD course providing an overview of the cryo-electron microscopy methodology presented by experts in the field.

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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 a position open:

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

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