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Molecules: Special issue on DNA nanotechnology

I guest-edited a special issue entitled "Emerging Trend in DNA Nanotechnology" for Molecules. The issue includes my brief editorial and contributions from multiple research groups. (February 2020)

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Travel grant from Väisälä Foundation!

A grant for a research visit abroad in 2020 from Vilho, Yrjö and Kalle Väisälä Foundation of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. (December 2019)

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Research grant from Emil Aaltonen Foundation!

3-year funding for developing protein-DNA nanomachines. (November 2019)

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Cover feature in ChemBioChem

Our cover feature on real-time observation of DNA origami digestion by DNase was published in ChemBioChem. (November 2019)

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JoVE: DNA origami-mediated substrate nanopatterning

Our detailed nanolithography protocol (pdf with a video) was published in Journal of Visualized Experiments (open access). (September 2019)

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ChemBioChem: Real-time observation of DNA origami digestion

Our recent collaborative research article (together with Universität Paderborn) was published in ChemBioChem. (June 2019)

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NANTECH2019 at Aalto

Our international workshop on Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology is here! We have presenters from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. (May 2019)

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Research tour in Germany: Invited seminar talk and chairing a session at BioMAT 2019

I gave an invited seminar talk at the Universität Potsdam, and as a member of the programme committee I chaired a special session on Biopolymer-based Biomaterials at the 5th Euro BioMAT 2019 symposium in Weimar, Germany. (May 2019)

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ACS Nano: pH-controlled DNA origami nanocapsule

Our recent research article was published in ACS Nano (open access) and highlighted by several news outlets such as phys.org, EurekAlert! and Tekniikka & Talous. (April 2019)

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Tieteessä tapahtuu: DNA-nanokoneiden esiinmarssi

My recent journal article was published in Tieteessä tapahtuu (open access). (March 2019)

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Nanoscale: DNA origami directed nanoparticle superlattices

Our recent research article was published in Nanoscale (open access). (February 2019)

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Supplementary cover in Langmuir

Our cover for the Special Issue entitled "Nucleic Acids Nanoscience at Interfaces" was published in Langmuir. (December 2018)

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Guest editor for Molecules

I will guest edit a special issue of Molecules entitled "Emerging Trend in DNA Nanotechnology". Submissions welcome! (October 2018)

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Program for Tieteen päivät announced

The special session on "Fysiikan epäonnistumisia ja niiden seurauksia" will be held on 11th January 2019. (October 2018)

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CSBJ: DNA origami stability

Our timely mini-review about DNA origami stability under application-specific conditions was published in Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal (open access). (September 2018)

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Award: Title of Docent / Adjunct Professor

I was granted the Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) by the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering in the field of Bionanotechnology. (September 2018)

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Langmuir: DNA origami nanophotonics and plasmonics at interfaces

Our article for the Special Issue entitled "Nucleic Acids Nanoscience at Interfaces" was published in Langmuir (open access). (August 2018)

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ACS Omega: DNA origami loading with methylene blue

Our recent research article (collaboration with Universität Paderborn) entitled "Superstructure-dependent loading of DNA origami nanostructures with a groove-binding drug" was published in ACS Omega (open access). (August 2018)

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IJMS: Dynamic DNA origami devices

Our recent extensive review article entitled "Dynamic DNA origami devices: from strand-displacement reactions to external-stimuli responsive systems" was published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (open access). (July 2018)

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NANTECH 2019 workshop and the organization committee announced

We are organizing a workshop entitled "Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology: from algorithmic design to biochemical applications" (NANTECH 2019) next year at Aalto university. (June 2018)

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BioMAT 2019 program committee announced

I joined the program committee of 5th Euro BioMAT 2019 conference (Weimar, Germany). (June 2018)

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Inside back cover article in Advanced Materials

Our Progress Report was selected as an inside back cover of the Special Issue in Advanced Materials. (June 2018)

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Talk at FDN2018!

Contributed talk at 3rd Functional DNA Nanotechnology Workshop in Rome, Italy. (June 2018)

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Aalto highlight: DNA origami more resilient than previously understood

Our recent "Hot Paper" in Angewandte Chemie was highlighted by the Aalto University and the news outlet phys.org. (May 2018)

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Angewandte Chemie "Hot Paper": On the stability of DNA origami nanostructures in low-Mg buffers

Our recent research article (collaboration with Universität Paderborn) was published in Angewandte Chemie and selected as a "Hot Paper" of the journal. (May 2018)

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Best presentation award!

My talk "DNA Origami for Biophysical Devices" was selected as the best oral presentation at the Physics Days 2018 (LII Annual Conference of the Finnish Physical Society) in Turku, Finland. (March 2018)

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Research grant from Sigrid Jusélius Foundation!

3-year funding for DNA origami -related research projects. (March 2018)

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Boxuan defends his thesis!

My co-supervised Ph.D. student Boxuan Shen defends his doctoral thesis entitled "Applications of DNA self-assembled structures in nanoelectronics and plasmonics". (March 2018)

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Science Advances: Plasmonic nanostructures through DNA-assisted lithography

Our recent research article (collaboration with University of Jyväskylä, Caltech and iNANO) was published in Science Advances (open access). (February 2018)

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Advanced Materials: Evolution of structural DNA nanotechnology

Our progress report was published in Advanced Materials. (January 2018)

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MRS Bulletin: Nanometrology and super-resolution imaging with DNA

Our article (collaboration with Elton Graugnard, Will Hughes and Ralf Jungmann) was published in MRS Bulletin. (December 2017)

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Visiting Scientist at Universität Paderborn

Research visit to Dr. Adrian Keller's lab (Nanobiomaterials Group) at the University of Paderborn, Germany. (November-December 2017)

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Aalto highlight: DNA nanostructures get camouflaged by proteins

Our cover story in Advanced Healthcare Materials was highlighted by the Aalto University and the news outlet phys.org. (October 2017)

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Cover article in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Our recent research article was selected as a cover story in Advanced Healthcare Materials. (September 2017)

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Invited talk at IMRC2017

Invited talk and chairing a session at XXVI International Materials Research Congress in Cancún, Mexico. (August 2017)

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Advanced Healthcare Materials: Protein coating for DNA origami

Our recent research article (collaboration with two groups from the University of Helsinki) was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials (open access). (July 2017)

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Talk at DNATEC17

Contributed talk at International Workshop on "Future Trends in DNA-based Nanotechnology" in Dresden, Germany. (May 2017)

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New year and new duties!

I joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports journal (subject category "Chemical Physics") by Nature Publishing Group. (January 2017)

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Research grant from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation!

3-year funding for a collaborative project with Janne Ihalainen (University of Jyväskylä): "Modular photoswitchable nanotweezers for controlling biochemical reactions". (December 2016)

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Chemical Communications: Cellular delivery of enzyme-loaded DNA origami

Our recent research article (collaboration with Hélder Santos's group) was published in Chemical Communications and (open access). (November 2016)

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Invited talks

Recent invited presentations at SAME2016 conference in Aalborg, Denmark, and at NSC nanoseminar at the University of Jyväskylä. (October-November 2016)

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Nature Biotechnology: Automated design of DNA origami

Our News & Views commentary on work by Mark Bathe and colleagues (covering also the recent progress in DNA origami design techniques) was published in Nature Biotechnology. (August 2016)

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Nanomaterials: Back-to-back reviews

Our comprehensive review articles titled "DNA-based enzyme reactors and systems" (figure) and "Metallic nanostructures based on DNA nanoshapes" were both published in Nanomaterials (open access). (July-August 2016)

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Nanoscale: Cationic polymers for DNA origami coating

Our recent research article was published in Nanoscale. (May 2016)

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Award: Title of Docent / Adjunct Professor

I was granted the Title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) by the University of Jyväskylä (Faculty of Mathematics and Science) in the field of Molecular Nanotechnology. (December 2015)

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NSC highlight: Spraygamis

Our research article in Scientific Reports was highlighted by the Nanoscience Center (NSC), University of Jyväskylä. (October 2015)

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Kemia-Kemi magazine: Hydrogels for drug delivery

Our research article in Chemistry-A European Journal was highlighted by the Kemia-Kemi magazine: "Kaksinaamaisesta molekyylistä jalostuu ihonalainen lääkevarasto". (October 2015)

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Aalto highlight: Smart DNA nanodevices and drug-delivery vehicles

Our review article in Trends in Biotechnology was highlighted by the Aalto University and several other news outlets such as phys.org, ScienceDaily and KurzweilAI. (September 2015)

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NSC highlight: Custom-shaped metal nanoparticles

Our research article in Nanoscale was highlighted by the Nanoscience Center (NSC), University of Jyväskylä. (June 2015)

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