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2016.04.01 | iNano

Visit by Dr. Ralf Jungmann from Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Imaging and Bionanotechnology, Germany

Dr. Ralf Jungmang gives a distinguished iNANO lecture on "Super-Resolution Microscopy with DNA Molecules".

2016.03.17 | iNano

PhD defence: Anders Hauge Okholm, Monday 4 April 2016 at 13.15 in iNANO Aud (1593-012)

DNA Nanovehicles – a Smart Approach to Deliver Drugs to Specific Cells in the Body

2016.03.11 | iNano

EUR 2 Million Grant to RNA Origami Research

Assistant professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen from Aarhus University has received EUR 2 million from the European Research Council (ERC). This grant will help him bring biological nanostructure research into a new phase in the field of synthetic biology – a field which may ultimately have enormous significance for the medicine, energy, food and…


CDNA Meetings - Spring 2016

The dates for CDNA meetings this spring are as follows:

Date Time Place Speakers
Feb 8 15:15 Aud. VI, 1510-213

Lasse Hyldgaard Klausen (Mingdong Dong's group)

Mikayel Aznauryan (Victoria Birkedal's group)

Mar 7 15:15 Aud. VI, 1510-213

Guido Grossi (Ebbe S. Andersen's group)

Mattia De Stefano (Kurt Gothelf's group)

Apr 18 15:15 Aud. VI, 1510-213

Lazlo Kekedy-Nagy (Elena Ferapontova's group)

Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup (Kurt Gothelf's Group)

May 17-18 CDNA Workshop 2016 at Himmerland Golf & Spa
June 13 15:15 iNANO Aud., 1593-012 To be announced

Updated March 7, 2016


Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA) was founded in 2007 as a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskningsfond).

The center is based at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Denmark, with three American collaborators at North Carolina State University - Raleigh, Arizona State University and Harvard University. The purpose of the center is to conduct basic research within the field of DNA Nanotechnology and we have gathered an interdisciplinary team of around 35 researchers and students from chemistry, physics and molecular biology.

We exploit the self-assembling capability of oligonucleotides to study and control the assembly of materials at the nanoscale. This research ranges from assembly of nucleotide derivatives on surfaces, DNA-directed chemistry and DNA-based sensors to formation of complex DNA nanostructures and the interactions of such structures with biological systems. Among the key competences present at the center for the formation and characterization of such structures are synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology, and scanning probe microscopy.

Examples on the research contributions from CDNA are self-assembly of a DNA-origami box with a controllable lid (Nature 2009), single-molecule chemical reactions on DNA origami (Nature Nanotechnology 2010), DNA-templated protein conjugation including antibodies (Nature Chemistry 2014) and self-assembly nanostructures from in vitro transcriped RNA (Science 2014).

Thank you for visiting our homepage and if you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kurt Gothelf, Director of CDNA,

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