News

2018.07.03 | Positions

Postdoc position on RNA aptamer selection

We are seeking an expert to work on RNA-based biosensors for applications in metabolic engineering - a project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2018.

2018.07.03 | Positions

Industrial PhD position on RNA-aptamer based screening in droplets

We seek a candidate for an Industrial PhD from the Innovation Fund Denmark. The PhD project is a collaboration between the Andersen Lab and Novo Nordisk to work on developing fluorescent aptamer sensors for high-throughput screening of secretory phenotypes in droplets.

2018.06.28 | People

Bachelor degree to Jakob Smidt

Jakob Smidt has gotten his bachelor degree based on his report on RNA origami trigger systems. A job well done resulting in top grade. Congrats!

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.

2018.05.04 | Positions

Postdoc position available on RNA-protein nanostructures for synthetic biology

We are looking for an expert to join a new research project on RNA-protein nanostructures for synthetic biology. The position is a 1-year postdoctoral position and is available from September 1st 2018. The application deadline is May 27th 2018.

2018.05.02 | People

Ilenia hired for RNA biosensor project

Ilenia Manuguerra has been hired for a period of 1.5 years for working on the RNA biosensor project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

2018.05.01 | Research

Visit by LaBean lab

Thom and his students Pedro and Matt have been visiting us this summer in May/June to work on collaboration projects.

2018.05.01 | Positions

PhD position available on RNA robotics

We have a PhD position available on RNA robotics with application deadline on May 1, 2018. The PhD position is part of an European PhD school on DNA-Robotics that aims at constructing modules for advanced molecular robotics of the future.

2018.04.01 | People

Postdoc position available on RNA biosensors

We are seeking an expert to work on RNA-based biosensors for applications in metabolic engineering - a project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Deadline for applications are April 2, 2018.

2018.03.01 | People

Andreas Bøggild hired

Andreas Bøggild has been hired for working on cryo-EM characterization of RNA origami structures for a period of 3 years.

2018.02.13 | Awards

Funding: New European network on DNA-based nanorobotics

News on the iNANO website about the DNA-Robotics PhD school that we are part of. The PhD school is organized by Kurt Gothelf and funded by the European Commission – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

2018.02.06 | Education news

Popular talk: Design of biomolecules and nanorobots

Ebbe S. Andersen gives talk on "Design of biomolecules and nanorobots" on February 6, 2018 at the Public Science Talks arranged by the Faculty of Science and Technology.

2018.02.01 | Education news

New course on Biomolecules in Nanoscience

In February 2018 a new bachelor course on Biomolecules in Nanoscience has been initiated. The course is organized by Daniel Otzen and Ebbe S. Andersen.

2018.01.24 | Research news

Highlight: RNA-Based FRET Sensors for Use In Vivo

Mette D. E. Jepsen gives a short introduction to her study on RNA-based apta-FRET devices and their potential future applications. The highlight is published in Cell Systems Calls.

2018.01.02 | Publication

Research article: Development of a genetically encodable FRET system using fluorescent RNA aptamers

Mette D. E. Jepsen and Steffen M. Sparvath have published their work on an RNA aptamer-based FRET system in Nature Communications.

2017.12.20 | Research news

News story: Nanorobot controls enzymes (in Danish)

News story about the DNA vault paper by Peter Gammelby published in Rømer.

2017.12.08 | Publication

Review article: Enzyme-functionalized DNA nanostructures as tools for organizing and controlling enzymatic reactions

Guido Grossi publishes a review in MRS Bulletin on DNA nanostructures and their use in organizing and controlling enzymes.

2017.12.08 | Publication

Review article: RNA nanotechnology – The knots and folds of RNA nanoparticle engineering

Ebbe Sloth Andersen publishes a review in MRS Bulletin on the prospects and difficulties of engineering RNA nanostructures.

2017.12.05 | Research news

Blog: Illustrating Streptococcus pneumoniae

Ditte Høyer Engholm is blogging about how to illustrate science.

2017.10.19 | Publication

Research article: Control of enzyme reactions by a reconfigurable DNA nanovault

Guido Grossi paper on the construction of a DNA nanovault to control enzyme activity is finally published in Nature Communications. Congratulations Guido!!!

2017.10.05 | Publication

Review article: A visual review of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Ditte Høyer Engholm publishes her visual review of Streptococcus pneumoniae in FEMS Microbiology Reviews.

2017.09.04 | Publication

Book chapter: Visualizing the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae

Ditte Høyer Engholm has published an article in the book "The Aesthetics of Scientific Data Representation - More than Pretty Pictures” edited by Lotte Philipsen, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard.

2017.09.01 | People

Welcome to George Pothoulakis

George Pothoulakis was hired as Postdoc in the lab to work on synthetic biology applications of RNA origami structures. George did his PhD in the laboratory of Tom Ellis at Kings College London.

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.

2016.11.04 | Publication, Software

Book chapter: Computer-Aided Design of RNA Origami Structures

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

2016.08.31 | Publication

PhD Thesis: DNA Nanostructures to Control Enzymatic Activities

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

2016.03.08 | Education news

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).

2016.03.03 | Education news

Public outreach: 'videnskab.dk'

A member of the Andersen Lab has started to publish her comic strip on the Danish science site videnskab.dk. Here it is possible to follow the progress of her work on visualizing the bacterium pneumococcus in Danish cartoons.

2016.02.29 | Research news

News story: EUR 2 million grant to RNA origami research

News from the Faculty of Science and Technology about the ERC consolidator grant that was awarded to Ebbe S. Andersen to conduct research on RNA origami for synthetic biology applications.

2016.01.01 | Awards

Funding: ERC Consolidator Grant

The ERC Consolidator Grant was awarded to Ebbe S. Andersen to work on RNA origami for synthetic biology applications.

2015.11.02 | Education news

Media coverage: DR Viden

The Danish science news site DR Viden published the article "Ditte's PhD project fuses art and science” about a current PhD project. The project aims to visualize, as accurately as possible, the inside of a pneumococcal cell.

2015.09.03 | Publication

Commentary: DNA origami rewired

Ebbe publishes a commentary in Nature Nanotechnology about recent research from the Yan lab on producing wireframe DNA origami shapes.

2014.12.17 | Publication

Research article: Hydrogen bond rotations as a uniform structural tool for analyzing protein architecture

Penner, R., Andersen, E. S., Jensen, J. L., et al., 17.12.2014, "Hydrogen bond rotations as a uniform structural tool for analyzing protein architecture", Nature Communications, vol. 5. Journal article

2014.11.13 | Publication, Software

Book chapter: Computer-Aided Design of DNA Origami Structures

Denis Selnihhin publishes a book chapter describing a tutorial for DNA origami design. The chapter "Computer-Aided Design of DNA Origami Structures" is published in "Methods in Molecular Biology". The book is called "Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology" edited by Mario Andrea Marchisio.

2014.10.22 | Publication

Publication: Biozoom Vol 3 2014

Members of Visualization Lab edited and published in Biozoom Vol 3 2014 on Scientific Visualization: www.biokemi.org/biozoom (Cover illustration by David S. Goodsell).

2014.10.22 | Public/media

CFP: More Than Pretty Pictures

The international conference More Than Pretty Pictures – the Aesthetics of Data Representation held 13-16 April 2015 is now open for submission of papers. The call closes on 6 December 2014.

2014.08.15 | Software

RNA design software released

In connection with our paper "A single-stranded architecture for cotranscriptional folding of RNA nanostructures" published in Science, we have made our scripts available at our website. The scripts were used to design the single-stranded RNA origami structures presented in the paper.