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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

2020.02.14 | Events

Pictures from lab retreat

A new group photo and a few photos from our workshop at Kalø, where we got an introduction from Anne Færch on publishing and worked on papers.

2019.09.13 | People

Cody Geary is now Assistant Professor

From the 1st of September 2019, Cody Geary has been employed as an Assistant Professor in the Andersen Lab. We look forward to continue to benefit from his vast and intuitive knowledge and understanding in RNA structures and software development. 

2019.06.23 | Events

Group picture 2019

A group picture was taken at the lab BBQ by Denis Selnihhin.

2019.06.12 | People

New PostDoc: Ewan McRae

On June 7th, our new PostDoc Ewan started in our group. He previously worked in Dr. Sean McKenna's lab at the University of Manitoba, where he investigated RNA G-quadruplexes and associated helicase proteins. In our group, he will work on single-particle cryo-EM analysis of RNA-protein complexes using RNA origami scaffolds.

2019.06.04 | People

Visitor from the Turberfield Lab: Joakim Bohlin

Currently, Joakin Bohlin, a PhD student from the Turberfield lab at Oxford University is visiting our lab. Joakim is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the DNA robotics ITN. His focus is on modular assembly of DNA and RNA simulations.

Upcoming events

Fri 01 May
15:15-16:00 | iNANO, Aarhus
Talk by Ingemar André
Ingemar André is visiting and will give a talk on virus capsid assembly.
Mon 08 Jun
12:00-12:00 | Rome
DNA-Robotics workshop Rome
As part of the DNA Robotics PhD school Nestor will participate in the workshop in Rome.
Wed 10 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Rome
FDN 2020
The fourth Functional DNA Nanotechnology workshop will be held in Rome from 10 to 12 of June 2020. The objective of the workshop is to share knowledge and ideas in an informal environment about functional DNA nanotechnology (nanostructures, DNA origami, etc), bioengineering, synthetic biology, DNA-based sensing, aptamers, and DNA-peptide chimera.
Mon 15 Jun
12:00-15:08 | Aarhus
Artificial Biology Conference
ArtBio2020 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.
Mon 14 Sep
11:22-11:22 | Oxford
DNA26 conference
Mon 12 Oct
11:18-11:18 |
CryoNET symposium and cryo-EM workshop
Sun 18 Oct
11:24-11:24 |
Dagstuhl Seminar on RNA design


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.

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