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Partners in CEMBID

Professor Kurt V. Gothelf is head of the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design. Combined with the competences of the other partners, his background within organic chemistry, bioconjugation and DNA nanotechnology means there are promising prospects to develop multifunctional drugs.

Professor Jørgen Kjems, and Associate Professor Ken Howard, two colleagues from iNANO, will help lead the centre. Jørgen Kjems has extensive expertise within the field of nucleic-acid nanotechnology and drug delivery, while Associate Professor Ken Howard is an expert within drug delivery and pharmacokinetics.

Finally, the centre also involves Professor Tony LaHoutte from Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, who through his extensive experience in clinical studies of bioconjugates will make a crucial contribution in testing the new conjugated drugs.

Head of Center

Kurt Gothelf

Professor

Email: kvg@chem.au.dk

Phone:+45 6020 2725

 

Partner

Ken Howard

Associate Professor

Email: kenh@inano.au.dk

Phone:+45 8715 5831

 

Partner

Jørgen Kjems

Professor

Email: jk@mbg.au.dk

Phone:+45 2899 2086

 

Partner

Tony Lahoutte

Professor

Email: research@lahoutte.com

Phone:+32 (0)2 477 4991

 

Research Interests

  • Bioconjugation
  • Multifunctional drugs
  • DNA origami
  • Assembly of nano building blocks for nano-architecture and functional nanostructures
  • Biosensors

Research Interests

  • Biological barrier-specific drug delivery designs
  • Albumin-based drug delivery
  • Recombinant engineered albumins
  • Tunable pharmacokinetics  

Research Interests

  • Nanoparticle-mediated gene delivery
  • Bioimaging
  • Delivery and imaging of gene medicine
  • Role of noncoding RNA in human disease
  • RNA splicing and interference
  • Control of gene expression in eukaryotic cells

 

 

 

Research Interests

  • In vivo cellular and molecular imaging
  • Nanobody theranostics
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
  • Positron Emission Tomography Imaging