2018.05.01 | People

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.

2018.01.02 | 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.

2017.10.19 | 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.

2016.11.20 | Publication

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 | Publication

PhD Thesis: DNA Nanostructures to Control Enzymatic Activities

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

2016.03.20 | Software

Tutorial for RNA origami design available

Steffen Sparvath publishes a book chapter describing a tutorial for RNA origami design.

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: ''

A member of the Andersen Lab has started to publish her comic strip on the Danish science site 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

2014.10.22 | Publication

Publication: Biozoom Vol 3 2014

Members of Visualization Lab edited and published in Biozoom Vol 3 2014 on Scientific Visualization: (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.

2014.03.20 | Software

RNA design software released

In connection with the Science paper on single stranded RNA origami we have made our scripts available.