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European School of DNA Nanotechnology (EScoDNA)

EScoDNA is an Initial Training Network (ITN) under the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions research within the 7th framework program. Its' mission is to train early stage researchers in the emerging and interdisciplinary field of DNA nanotechnology. EScoDNA will foster the development of a new generation of scientists with the skills required to meet future challenges in bionanotechnology, from fundamental science to novel applications. By addressing the present shortage of experienced researchers in this field, EScoDNA will also promote the foundation of new biotechnology start-up companies.

Our partners are:

Prof. Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Prof. Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Prof. Jorgen Kjems: Centre for DNA Nanotechnolgy, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Prof. Bengt Fadeel: Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Molecular Toxicology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Björn Högberg: Swedish medical nanoscience Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Prof. Andrew Turberfield: The DNA Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr. Thomas Frischmuth, Dr. Antonio Manetto: baseclick GmbH, Munich, Germany

Dr. Nils Jakob Vest Hansen, Dr. Lars Kolster Petersen: Vipergen ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Our associated partners are:

Dr. Luca Cardelli, Dr. Andrew Phillips: Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE)

ISNSCE is a scientific organization founded in 2004. Its purpose is to promote the study of the control of the arrangement of the atoms in matter, examine the principles that lead to such control, to develop tools and methods to increase such control, and to investigate the use of these principles for molecular computation, and for engineering on the finest possible scales.


BIOMOD is an international annual bio-molecular design competition for undergraduate students organized by the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. With the help of a supervisor the student teams execute a project during the summer and in November meet together with other students from all over the world in Boston to present their project. 

  • The LMU Team "NanocANDy" won the second prize at BIOMOD 2015.
  • The LMU Team "DNA DIAMONDS" won the BIOMOD 2013 Grand Prize.
  • The TUM Team "TUM NanU" won first places for the BIOMOD 2011 Best Wiki and BIOMOD 2011 Best Youtube video.
  • The LMU Team "folD'N'Assemble" won a BIOMOD 2011 gold project award.