Organisation profile

Our research group is interested in the fascinating interplay of nano-science, biology and physics. Here we list some selected examples of projects:

Geometry of Helices

In a study of DNA we show that the double helix adapt a pitch in agreement with its volume fraction being optimized, i.e. that DNA is close-packed. It is shown that there exist long chiral structures for which the strain-twist coupling vanishes. The same analysis reveals the reason for DNA to overwind when stretched.

Geometry of the Nucleosome and of Chromatin

We investigate the intriguing structure of the nucleosome and of the chromatin fiber.

Cold denaturation

We calculate phase diagrams for polymers and investigate the peculiar phenomenon of cold denaturation.


Contact information

Ørsteds Plads
345 Ø
Kgs. Lyngby
  • Phone: (+45) 4525 5700
  • Fax: (+45) 4588 7762
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  • Europhysics Letters

    ISSNs: 0295-5075

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1286-4854

    E D P Sciences, France

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


  • Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

    ISSNs: 0909-0495, 09090495

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1600-5775

    Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, Denmark

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database


  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203, 19326203

    Public Library of Science, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database


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