4th Functional DNA Nanotechnology Workshop

Rome, 7-9 October 2020

24 September 2020. Preliminary programme available:

The preliminary programme is online! You can find it here

20 August 2020. Update:

The acceptance letters for oral and poster presentations have been sent to all participants. The preliminary programme will be soon online. The maximum number of participants this year will be 65 to allow safe  distancing during the workshop. Stay tuned for more updates.

Update regarding COVID-19 emergency

Dear Colleagues and Friends, due to the  COVID-19 pandemy the FDN2020 workshop has been postponed. The new dates are 7-9 October 2020! All the deadlines will be extended to 1st of August 2020 (both for registration and abstract submission). More information will follow on more practical aspects (e.g. maximum number of participants).  

Objectives of the workshop: 

Share knowledge and ideas in an informal environment about:
Functional DNA nanotechnology (nanostructures, DNA origami, etc)
Synthetic biology
DNA-based sensing
DNA-peptide chimera

Organizing Scientific Committee:

Francesco Ricci, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Tim Liedl, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany

Invited speakers (To Be Confirmed after the postponement)

Hendrik Dietz, Technische Universität München (confirmed)
Kerstin Göpfrich Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Philip TinnefeldLudwig Maximilians-Universität München | Center for NanoScience (CeNS)

Important dates

1st August: Abstract submission deadline (new deadline due to COVID-19 emergency)
10th August: Notification of abstract acceptance 
1st August: Registration deadline (new deadline due to COVID-19 emergency)


The workshop will be held in the Palazzetto Mattei, inside Villa Celimontana. This beautiful park is  located in the historic center of Rome at the western slope of the Celio hill and at a short walking distance (500 m) from the Colosseum.

ERCERC-funded workshop


Co-organized by CENS


Workshop sponsor