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From the opening ceremony: (from left) Jens Peter Holst Lauritsen from Novo Nordisk Foundation, Jørgen Kjems, Kurt V. Gothelf and Ken Howard from iNANO / CEMBID and INANO Center Director, Trolle Linderoth. Photo: Roar Paaske.

2018.03.20 | iNano

Starting signal for the future multifunctional medicine

The potential for the research now being addressed by the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) at Aarhus University is enormous. The goal is to create a new generation of drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat cancer and atherosclerosis - which together represent two thirds among the causes of death globally.

Schematic presentation of modular DNA-based robotics. (Graphics by assoc. prof. Ebbe S. Andersen and professor Kurt Gothelf, Aarhus University)

2018.02.13 | iNano

New European network on DNA-based nanorobotics coordinated by Aarhus University

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions has funded new consortium, headed by professor Kurt Gothelf at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, with 4 million euro. Through the training of 15 PhD students the aim is to pave the way for the creation of DNA-based robots.

Associate professor Trolle Linderoth (Photo: Maria Randima, AU Foto)

2018.02.08 | iNano

Trolle Linderoth new director of iNANO

Deputy director Trolle Linderoth has been appointed as the new director of iNANO.

2018.02.02 | iNano

iNANO and Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University part of new Nordic Consortium for CO2 conversion

Nine Universities from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland are participating in a new Nordic research hub that will focus on developing new materials and technologies for conversion of CO2. The hub has been granted 6,9 million EUR.

Professor Jørgen Kjems is awarded the Novo Nordisk Prize 2018. (Photo: Novo Nordisk Fonden)

2018.01.31 | iNano

AU Professor awarded the Novo Nordisk Prize 2018

Professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and iNANO Jørgen Kjems is receiving the 2018 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering interdisciplinary studies of how RNA, the biological cousin of DNA, plays a key role in regulating cells and has enormous future potential in treating disease.

Graphics: Thomas Boesen

2018.01.24 | iNano

Nordic network in Nobel Prize–winning technology

A new Danish-Swedish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, scientists at four universities in Denmark and Sweden will join forces to create a Nordic network in cryo-electron microscopy, whose…

Professor Kurt V. Gothelf, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, will head the new Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID). (Foto: Lars Svankjær).

2018.01.18 | Research News

Millions to develop multi-functional drugs

Professor Kurt V. Gothelf has received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme to establish the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University.

A 3D model of the new DNA origami nanodevice - named "DNA Vault" - that can enclose an enzyme and regulate its catalytic activity. Graphics: Guido Grossi

2018.01.18 | iNano

New paper in Nature Communications on DNA origami nanostructures to control enzymes.

The research group of Assoc. Prof. Ebbe S. Andersen has recently published a paper entitled "Control of enzyme reactions by a reconfigurable DNA nanovault".

(Photo: Colourbox)

2018.01.15 | iNano

Breakthrough in solar driven organic synthesis using cheap catalyst

Researchers from the groups of Flemming Besenbacher and Nina Lock at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University and Synfuels China Technology Co. Ltd. demonstrate the commercial potential of solar driven N-N coupling reactions in a new study published in Nature Communications.

Mikkel Kongsfelt, Founder and CEO at RadiSurf, talking at iNANO Alumni Day 2017 (Photo: Martin Gravgaard)

2017.12.03 | iNano, Alumni

iNANO celebrating 10 years of Nanoscience alumni

Former and current Nanoscience students were gathered at iNANO Alumni Day 2017 where iNANO, together with former Nanoscience alumni, displayed the wide-ranging versatility of nanoscience graduates


Fri 23 Mar
13:15-15:15 | Building 1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, iNANO House
Qualifying Exam: Nanoscale Engineering of Novel Functional Nanostructures
Maria Guadalupe del Rocio Herrera Salazar, iNANO
Fri 23 Mar
13:15-15:15 | Building 1514 room 213, Lecture Theatre I, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defence: Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement – an Approach to Lower the CO2 Emission From Cement Production
Malene Thostrup Pedersen, iNANO
Thu 05 Apr
15:00-21:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
iNANO Alumni Day 2018
Along with 10 other institutes/centers at Science and Technology, iNANO will be opening its doors to the first joint Alumni Day on Thursday, 5 April 2018.
Sun 27 May
07:30-14:30 | Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Århus, Denmark
Biofilms8 Conference
Biofilms8 conference is hosted by assoc. prof. Rikke Louise Meyer and covers the topic of bacterial biofilms in the broadest sense. The conference focus is on the basic scientific question of how biofilms form, grow and interact with their surroundings.
Mon 27 Aug
08:45-12:00 | Scandinavian Congress Centre, Margrethepladsen 5, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
34TH European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS34)
This year’s European Conference on Surface Science is organised by researchers from Aarhus University and provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in surface physics and chemistry.