Ebbe Sloth Andersen

PhD, Associate professor

CV for Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Profile photoPERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of birth: 09/08/1976
Nationality: Danish
Private address: Mariane Thomsens Gade 39, 4. 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Email: esa@inano.au.dk, Phone: +45 41178619
Researcher ID: O-3936-2014
POSITIONS
2016– Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
2012–2016 Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
2013+2015 Visiting Associate w. Prof. Rothemund (8 months), Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech, USA
2007–2011 Postdoctoral scholar w. Prof. Kjems and Prof. Gothelf, Center for DNA nanotechnology, Aarhus University, Denmark

EDUCATION
2006/11 PhD at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
2002/03MSc at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark 
2000 BSc in Chemistry and Molecular Biology

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & HONORS
2016 ERC Consolidator Grant.
2014 Equipment grant from the Carlsberg Foundation
2014 Presentation award, 3rd in the Harvard BIOMOD competition acting as supervisor
2013 Audience Award in the BIOMOD competition at Harvard acting as supervisor 
2011 Starting Grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research
2011 Grand prize in the BIOMOD competition at Harvard acting as supervisor 
2009 DNA box selected as "Research of the year" in two major Danish newspapers

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
2012–2015 Main supervisor of 2 Postdocs, 3 PhD students, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
2006–2011 Cosupervisor of 5+ PhD students w. Prof. Kjems, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 
2011–2015 Course organizer – Bionanotechnology, Aarhus University, Denmark
2015–2016 Course lecturer – Nanomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
2007–2014 Course lecturer – RNomics, Aarhus University, Denmark

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2016/09 Program committee DNA22.
2016/03 Co-organizer, 10 years of DNA origami, Caltech
2012 Co-organizer, 18th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA18), Denmark 

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST 
Reviewer of research papers for journals e.g. Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Nature Methods, Nucleic Acid Research, Biophysical Journal, Chemical Science. Approx. 10 per year. Evaluator of PhD theses and grants proposals.

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES
Presentation of research at 14 major conferences (12 as invited speaker) and 13 scientific meetings/ workshops/seminars (9 as speaker) since 2007. Recent presentations as invited speaker are listed here: 
2015/09 CeNS workshop, Channels and bridges to the nanoworld, Venice, Italy.
2015/09 Geometry and Biophysics workshop, Strasbourg, France.
2015/02 Gordon Research Conference (GRC), "RNA Nanotechnology - Converging Disciplines for the Advancement of Inter-RNA Interactions", Ventura, California, USA.
2014/09 20th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA20), Kyoto University, Japan.
2014/09 Biophysical Society Meeting: Significance of Knotted Structures for Function of Proteins and Nucleic Acids, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
2014/06 Functional DNA Nanotechnology Workshop, University of Rome, Italy.
2013/05 Biomolecular Geometry Conference (BioGeom), Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), Paris, France.
2013/04 Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO), Snowbird, Utah, USA.

SCIENTIFIC ENVIRONMENT 
Initiator of the Aarhus University digital labbook project for research documentation and collaboration. The system was initiated in 2007 and has grown to more than 500 scientific users. The system is now being supported by Aarhus University to support 10.000 users to support Code of Conduct policies.

PUBLIC OUTREACH
Author of two teaching book chapters and 10+ popular science articles. Presentations at high-schools. Scientific cartoons for popular science magazines, review papers and presentations. Has contributed material for Deutches National Museum, Munich, for permanent exhibition on DNA nanotechnology.

PRESS COVERAGE
2014/08 Press coverage of "RNA origami", 2 uni media, 3 web media.
2011+12+14 Press coverage of "BIOMOD prizes for Danish students", radio, TV, web media.
2012/12 Interviewed about "DNA folding" for newspaper article,Weekendavisen.
2011/11 Press coverage of the "digital labbench", 2 uni media, 1 news paper, 3 web media
2009/06 Press coverage of "DNA origami box", national TV, 3 newspapers, 30+ web media