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2017.03.22 | iNano

PhD Defence: Niels Due Kjeldsen, Friday 31 March 2017 at 13:15 in Aud. I, Department of Chemistry (1514-213)

Title of dissertation: Applications of organic molecules in nanoscience

2017.03.22 | iNano

LECTURE: Professor Dr. Marcel Mayor, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland

Professor Dr. Marcel Mayor will be visiting Center for DNA Nanotechnology and he will give a Distinguished iNANO Lecture on Friday, Mar 31, at 10:15 in iNANO Aud. (1593-012).

2017.02.24 | iNano

LECTURE: PhD student Erik Benson, Björn Högberg group, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

PhD student Erik Benson will be visiting Center for DNA Nanotechnology and he will give a Specialized iNANO Lecture on Monday, Feb 27, at 14:15 in iNANO Aud. )1593-012).

2017.02.19 | iNano

PhD Defence: Hans Christian Høiberg, Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 13:15 in iNANO Aud. (1593-012)

Title of dissertation: Towards Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery

2017.01.19 | iNano

LECTURE: Visit by Dr. Meghan Campbell, Editor-in-Chief ChemBioChem Internet

Dr. Meghan Campbell, Editor-in-Chief ChemBioChem Internet will be giving a Specialized iNANO Lecture about "Insider tips on getting your work published”. Assoc. Professor Victoria Birkedal is the host of Dr. Meghan Campbell and the lecture will take place Monday Jan 23, at 13:15 in 1593-222.



CDNA Meetings - Spring 2016

The dates for CDNA meetings this spring are as follows:

Date Time Place Speakers
Feb 815:15 Aud. VI, 1510-213Lasse 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., 1593-012Tianqiang Liu (Kurt Gothelf's group)
Anders Hauge Okholm (Jørgen Kjems' group)
August 3 15:15 iNANO Aud. 1593-012Associciate professor, Thomas LaBean, North Carolina State University, USA

Updated August 2, 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, kvg@chem.au.dk