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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

2020.10.05 | People

Mette Jepsen gets new job

From the 5th of October 2020, Mette Jepsen was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Andersen Lab, but on November 1st she moved on to a position as center manager at the center for Electromicrobiolology.

2020.07.03 | Awards

Funding: NNF Ascending Investigator Grant

The lab has received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for working on an "RNA-based platform for metabolic pathway engineering".

2020.05.29 | Knowledge exchange

Coronavirus music project

Cody made a script that converts coronavirus RNA structure into musical intervals and rhythm. Lock-down has resulted in new ways of science :-)

2020.05.29 | Knowledge exchange

Affinity Designer Tutorial

Cody has made a YouTube tutorial for Affinity designer with fun examples of chocolates and corona beer viruses.

2020.05.07 | Education news

Course on Biomolecular nanotechnology and synthetic biology

The master course has been updated with new name and course description. Will run again in Fall 2020.

Upcoming events

Tue 15 Jun
12:00-12:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Artificial Biology Conference 2021
The ArtBio conference as been moved to 2021. It aims to provide a 3-day forum for topical discussions between world-renowned scientists and researchers at different stages of their carrier. Artificial biology is an exciting, fundamental discipline that aims to mimic and/or reconstruct the structure and the function of native biomolecules and small life forms – using non-biological building blocks.


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.


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