Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

­

Outreach

We love to tell about our research to anybody who wants to hear about it. On this page you can find information about our outreach activities to high-school students and the public. 


Research lab exhbited at the Steno Museum

We contributed to the exhibition "Profession is passion" at the local science museum. The exhibition was opened at the 100 years birthday of Nobel laureate Jens Christian Skou, whose office forms the centre of the exhibition.The focus of the exhibition is: What is it that compels a researcher? Our lab was was chosen to represent the theme "collaboration and competition". Mette and Ebbe were interviewed and a reconstruction of one of our lab benches is on exhibit. Also 3D prints of the DNA origami box and the DNA enzyme vault are exhibited. In connection with this we also contributed with material to a book on the topic of the exhibition (buy it here). Ebbe was also involved as an advisor in 3D printing a 1 meter tall model of the Natrium-Potassium pump, which forms a central monument in the exhibition. The exhibition can be visited during 2019-2022 and is described in more detail here.

DNA origami exercise: Create shapes and text at the nanoscale

We have developed an exercise based on the DNA origami method, which allows to try self-assembling nanostructures using DNA strands and labelling them with proteins in order to write letters at the nanoscale. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is used to observe the DNA origami shapes. The exercise can both be done as a high school class visiting iNANO or as an individual study direction report (SRP). The exercise has been used for 10 years, was originally developed by Ebbe S. Andersen, but has been further developed by Rasmus Schøler Sørensen, Anders Okholm, and Rasmus Thomsen. See more information here and the protocol here.

Outreach news

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.

2019.06.01 | Knowledge exchange

Comments for Ingeniøren

On the 1st of June, the technical news site Ingeniøren brought a news story about the achievement of producing synthetic E. coli (as described below). Ebbe Sloth Andersen was asked to comment on the findings.

2019.05.28 | Knowledge exchange

Ebbe Sloth Andersen comments on dr.dk news story

On May 15th, the scientific breakthrough of producing synthetic E. coli was published in Nature. It comes from the lab of Jason Chin (Cambridge), with the dane Julius Fredens as first author. The Danish news site Danmarks Radio (dr.dk) featured a news story about the findings, in which Ebbe Sloth Andersen commented on the amazing research.

2018.10.08 | Knowledge exchange

Lab exhibited at the museum

Mette's lab bench and and Guido's DNA vault have been exhibited at the local science museum in an exhibition called "Science is passion" that has been made in relation to the 100 year birthday of the local Nobel laureate Jens Christian Skou.

2018.10.08 | Knowledge exchange

Book about research life

Our lab is represented in a recent book called "Videnskab er lidenskab".

2018.02.06 | Knowledge exchange

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.

2016.03.08 | Knowledge exchange

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 | Knowledge exchange

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.

2015.11.02 | Knowledge exchange

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.