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Assistant Professor Björn Högberg

M.Sc Engineering Physics, PhD in DNA-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

Research fields: 

Cancer  Neuroscience  Novel tools    

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Research Interests and Accomplishments

The emergent field of DNA nanotechnology and DNA origami is at the core of our research. The discoveries over the last few years in this field in this exciting field, has given us unrivaled positional control of matter at the nanoscale. We aim to use the self-assembly properties of DNA to build new molecular machines, scaffolds for exact positioning of proteins or other molecules and to develop new techniques produce DNA nanostructures using multiplexed selection processes.

Exploring DNA devices for diagnostics and therapeutics

Ultimately, nanoscale DNA devices promise to find applications such as molecular sensors to be used for diagnostic devices or molecular drug containers and actuators for therapeutic use. The aim of this lab is to develop techniques to bring DNA devices to practical use in Medicine. Our location within the Department of Neuroscience and The Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center provides an excellent environment for this multidisciplinary effort.


Work phone:

+46 8-524 870 36



Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Retzius väg 8
S-17177 Stockholm