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The COFOLD seminars is a virtual seminar series hosted by Ebbe Sloth Andersen, and is for everyone who is interrested in learning more about the conundrum that is the cotranscriptional folding of RNA. The speakers at the COFOLD seminars have been carefully chosen to present their latest research within the COFOLD field, which can include everything from folding algorithms to structural studies of RNA molecules. Ebbe is very passionate about this specific subject and is leading an interdiciplinary synergy project with the main aim to study how RNA molecules fold during synthesis (co-transcriptional folding) using rational design of RNA folding pathways (RNA origami) as a key tool to gain detailed insight into this process. With this, he was inspired to start the COFOLD seminars in an attempt to create a network for people with similar interrestes. 

General info

  • Sign up at the top of this page to receive information, time and zoom-link before each seminar
  • All seminars are held virtually via zoom
  • Each seminar will consist of a 45 min talk, followed by 30 min discussion
  • A new seminar will be held every other month


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns - feel free to contact us at cofoldseminar@gmail.com

Follow Ebbe on twitter @esandersen

Upcoming seminars

Pekka Orponen

October 20th 13:00 (CET)

For our October seminar, Pekka Orponen will be giving a talk on "Algorithmic design of 3D wireframe polyhedra". Click the image, to read more about Pekka and his background. 

Previous seminars

Kerstin Göpfrich

August 23rd 13:00 (CET)

For our August seminar, Kerstin Göpfrich will be giving a talk on "Engineering a synthetic model cell with DNA/RNA nanotechnology". Click the image to read more about her and her background. 

Stefan Badelt

May 9th 13:00 (CET)

For our May seminar, Stefan Badelt will begiving a talk on "Simulation and visualization of cotranscriptional folding using the nearest neighbor energy model". 

Gang Ren

April 13th, 20:00 (CET)

Gang (Gary) Ren is presenting his new work using Individual-Particle Electron Tomography (IPET) to charaterize RNA origami structues. 

Julius Lucks

April 13th, 15:00 (CET)

For our April seminar, Julius Lucks will be presenting his work on computationally reconstructing cotranscriptional RNA folding from experimental data.