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2016.01.20 | iNano

PhD Defence: Anne Louise Bank Kodal

Anne Louise Bank Kodal is defending her PhD thesis, "Guiding Macromolecular Assembly by DNA" on January 22 2015 at 13:15 in Auditorium F (1593-012).

2015.12.10 | iNano

Paper in Nature Communications

Paper from Kurt Gothelf in collaboration with partners from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics in Nature Communications: "A DNA-based system for selecting and displaying the combined result of two input variables"

2015.12.07 | iNano

Dean's Challenge: Rasmus Thomsen (Jørgen's group) and Jeppe Dehli wins the food challenge

Congratulations to Team ReCulture for winning the food challenge. The idea was to turn old milk into sour dairy products like sour cream and yoghurt in your own home. More can be read on the Dean's Challenge webpage.


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

Lazlo Kekedy-Nagy (Elena Ferapontova's group)

Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup (Kurt Gothelf's Group)

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

To be announced

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

Updated February 4, 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).

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Kurt Gothelf, Director of CDNA,

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