HONOR: Dr. Björn Högberg

Assoc. professor and EScoDNA partner, Björn Högberg, has been honored with the ERC Consolidator Grant for the project ‘Cellular Position Tracking Using DNA Origami Barcodes’.hogberg-bjorn-portratt

Dr. Högberg is the group leader of Högberg Research Group at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden. EScoDNA fellows Giulio Bernardinelli and Ferenc Fördös are both PhD students in Högberg Research Group.

Dr. Högberg thanks all his talented lab members for being a part of this achievement, and especially EScoDNA fellow, Ferenc Fördös, has been integral in conducting the preliminary work.

For more information on the grant: http://ki.se/en/news/funding-from-erc-to-track-cells-by-using-dna-origami 


PhD Defence: Guido Grossi, Aarhus University

Dr. Guido Gross, who was employed as an EScoDNA fellow in associate professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen’s research group (Laboratory of Biomolecular Design, Aarhus University) has successfully finished his PhD time.csm_guido_grossi_f3bdd5fcf2

On November 17, 2016, Guido defended his thesis with the title “DNA nanostructures to control enzymatic activities”, where professor William Shih (Harvard University) and Christoph Niemeyer (Karlsruheh Institut for Technologie).

Congratulations to Guido on being granted his PhD degree!

LECTURE: Visit by William M. Shih, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School

Professor William M. Shih will be visiting Center for DNA Nanotechnology and he will give a Specialized iNANO Lecture on Wednesday, Nov 16, at 14:15 in 1593-012 at iNANO.william-shih-200x286

For more information on the lecture use following link:


PhD Defence: Ilenia Manuguerra, Aarhus University

Dr. Ilenia Manuguerra, who was employed as an EScoDNA fellow in professor Kurt Gothelf’s research group at Aarhus University, has successfully defended her PhD thesis.csm_ilenia_manuguerra_f2f4db7b29

On October 26, 2016, Ilenia defended her thesis with the title “Design and Applications of DNA Architectures – for sensing, crystallography and gene assembly

Congratulations to Ilenia on being granted her PhD degree.

HONOR: Dr. Michael A. Boemo

Dr. Michael A. Boemo has received the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship (Medical Sciences) at St. Cross College. The fellowship is for medical graduates of any university who have completed their doctorate and who are in a funded research post in any area of the Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford.michael-boemo_picture-cut

Since May 16, 2016, Michael has been employed as a postdoctoral research assistant at Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in the group of Conrad Nieduszynski. 

EScoDNA careers: Valentina Cassinelli

Valentina Cassinelli was employed as a PhD student at the EScoDNA partner Baseclick GmbH in Germany from 1 September 2013. She handed in her PhD thesis (Title:”Click chemistry as bioconjugation tool applied to DNA nanotechnology and cytogenetic analysis”) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in September 2016 and will defend it shortly.Valentina Cassinelli Photo

Even before Valentina Cassinelli finished her PhD thesis she was employed at Sandoz as a Quality Assurance Manager. At Sandoz she is reviewing analytical documentation, standard operating procedures, and she is training QA employees. Finally, she is performing quality management of documentation, and planning and conducting internal inspections as well as inspections by authorities.

Valentina Cassinelli holds a master degree in industrial biotechnology from Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy, where she later worked as a researcher 2011-2012 in CARIPLO project “Development and safety assessment of nanostructurated compounds applicable to boron neutron capture theraphy.”

Valentina has 5 scientific publications (Chromosome Res., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Int J Artif Organs., Nanomaterials, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids)