Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Diploma degree in physics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2001
    PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

  • 2004 – 2006
    Postdoctoral researcher at department of chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • 2006 – 2010
    Assistant professor at the iNANO center, Aarhus University, Denmark (Maternity leave in 2006 and 2009)

  • Since 2011
    Research Associate Professor at the iNANO center, Aarhus University, Denmark

Selected publications

  • A. C. Krüger, V. Birkedal, 2013, Single molecule FRET data analysis procedures for FRET efficiency determination: Probing the conformations of nucleic acid structures, Methods, 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.04.001

  • N. Beerens, M. Jepsen, V. Nechyporuk-Zloy, A. C. Krüger, J.-L. Darlix, J. Kjems and V. Birkedal, 2013, Role for the primer activation signal in tRNA annealing onto the HIV-1 genome studied by single molecule FRET microscopy, RNA 19 pp.517-526. doi:10.1261/rna.035733.112

  • R. M. Zadegan, M. D. E. Jepsen, K. E. Thomsen, A. H. Okholm, D. H. Schaffert, E. S. Andersen, V. Birkedal, J. Kjems, 2012, Construction of a 4 Zeptoliters Switchable 3D DNA Box Origami, ACS Nano 6, 2012, p. 10050-10053.

  • Z. Zhang, E. M. Olsen, M. Kryger, N. V. Voigt, T. Torring, E. Gultekin, M. Nielsen, R. Mohammad Zadegan, E. S. Andersen, M. M., J. Kjems, V. Birkedal, K. V. Gothelf, 2011, A DNA Tile Actuator with Eleven Discrete States, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, p. 3983-3987.

  • V. Birkedal, Mingdong Dong, Monika M. Golas, Bjoern Sander, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Flemming Besenbacher, Jørgen Kjems, 2011, Single molecule microscopy methods for the study of DNA origami structures, Microscopy Research and Technique 74, pp. 688-98.

  • A. C. Krüger, M. K. Raarup, M. Muhlig Nielsen, M. Kristensen, F. Besenbacher, J. Kjems, V. Birkedal, 2010, Interaction of hnRNP A1 with telomere DNA G-quadruplex structures studied at the single molecule level, Euro. Biophys. J. 39, p. 1343-1350.

  • E. S. Andersen, Mingdong Dong, M. M. Nielsen, K. Jahn, R. Subramani, W. Mamdouh, M. M. Golas, B. Sander, H. Stark, C. L. P. Oliveira, J. S. Pedersen, V. Birkedal, F. Besenbacher, K. V. Gothelf, and J. Kjems, 2009, Self-assembly of a nano-scale DNA box with a controllable lid. Nature 459, pp. 73-75.

  • E. R. Andresen, V. Birkedal, J. Thøgersen, S. R. Keiding, 2006, Tunable light source for CARS microspectroscopy based on the soliton self frequency shift in a fiber, Optics Letters 31, pp. 1328-1330.

  • S. G. Carter, V. Birkedal, C. S. Wang, L. A. Coldren, A. V. Maslov, D. S. Citrin, M. S. Sherwin, 2005, Quantum coherence in an optical modulator, Science 310 pp. 651-653.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Biophysical Society

    Chairman of the Nanoscale Biophysics subgroup of the Biophysical Society, 2013

  • Member of the Danish Physical Society and the European Physical Society


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