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Development of new methods for chemical modifications of DNA and proteins

PhD defence, Friday 27 January 2023. Rikke Asbæk Hansen.

Rikke Asbæk Hansen

During her PhD studies, Rikke Asbæk Hansen researched new methods for modifying natural and synthetic polymers. Biological drugs based on DNA or proteins are highly important in treatment of cancer and other diseases. The conjugation of drugs, fluorophores or biological polymers to proteins and DNA can enhance the function and therapeutic properties of the molecules. Rikke Asbæk Hansen have worked on the development of new and simple methods to modify proteins and oligonucleotides. 

The new research finding contributes with new methods that can be used in the preparation of protein and DNA conjugates for the development of new biological drugs.

The PhD study was completed at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 27 January 2023 at 13:15
Place: Building 1531, room 215, Lecture Theatre D3, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Development of new methods for modifying natural and synthetic polymers

Contact information: Rikke Asbæk Hansen, e-mail: rah@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 22724632

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, Wagenknecht Group - Institute for Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Professor Poul Nielsen, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Associate Professor Elena Ferapontova (chair), Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

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