4th Functional DNA Nanotechnology Workshop

Rome, 10-12 June 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 emergency

Dear Colleagues and Friends, we are closely looking at the  COVID-19 pandemy that is impacting the life of each of us.  Hopefully things will get better soon. We will take a final decision whether the workshop is confirmed or not by the 20th of April.  For this reason we have decided to extend all the deadlines to 1st of May 2020 (both for registration and abstract submission).  Stay safe! 

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 (confirmed to date)

Hendrik Dietz, Technische Universität München
Chunhai Fan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Elisa Franco, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Na LiuHeidelberg University
Ned Seeman, New York University
Philip TinnefeldLudwig Maximilians-Universität München | Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Itamar Willner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hao Yan, Arizona State University

Important dates

1st April: Abstract submission deadline (extended to 1st of May due to COVID-19 emergency)
15th April: Notification of abstract acceptance (extended to 1st of May due to COVID-19 emergency)

1st May: Registration deadline (extended to 1st of May 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


Workshop sponsors