Mikael has been a part of the Gothelf lab since January 2012, where he did his Bachelor’s project. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry at Aarhus University in July 2012 and then followed the Master’s program in Chemistry, until he was enrolled as a PhD-student at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, on 1 November 2013.
From January to June 2013, Mikael studied abroad at University of Cambridge and University of Dundee. During this exchange stay, Mikael did research in the group of Dr. Alessio Ciulli in the field of Chemical Biology, and attended different chemistry courses at University of Cambridge.
Mikael mainly works with organic synthesis and DNA chemistry. His main project aims toward attaching single stranded DNA to conjugated organic polymers, and investigate the properties of the hybrid materials. His goal is to take conjugates of DNA and conjugated organic polymers to the next level and find useful applications for these materials.