Oct 10, 2023

Autumn update - new members, machine learning course,

🍂 Autumn greetings! 🍂 A warm welcome to two new lab members. Dr. Anastassia Runina is joining us as a postdoc. Anastassia, with background in real-time PCR, microarrays and next gen sequencing product development, and STI detection, will be developing novel biotechnologies related to next gen sequencing with us. Johanna Blumenthal, from the Molecular Techniques in the Life Sciences Scilifelab Master program, is joining us for her Project and Master's thesis. Welcome Anastassia and Johanna! In other news, Ian is in the final weeks of a new Master's course CB206V on Machine Learning in Biotechnology, co-organized with Gene Technology Department colleague Anniina Vihervaara. Check out the recorded lectures on Youtube.

Aug 8, 2023

End of summer news

Big news after an exciting spring and summer. We are honored to be one of only two groups in Sweden awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant for our project MESH_CHIP, in June we filed our first patent, and this year Dr. Erik Benson, postdoc-extraordinaire, has accepted an offer to join Karolinska Institutet as an assistant professor next spring, right here in Scilifelab. Good times!!! 🔥🔥🔥

January 25, 2023

Happy new year

Happy new year and congratulations to Master's student Salomé Hahne who last week won a poster award in the KI Biomedicine program for her work with us on DNA diffusion analysis!🔥 And a belated congratulations to postdoc Erik Benson who was awarded the VR Starting Grant for his proposal on strong-binding DNA nanostructures! 💪 And finally a warm welcome to newcomer Hans Jiang, who is dual majoring in Biotechnology & Physics at KTH, and will be studying the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of nucleic acid hybridization with us. Good start for the year!

October 3rd, 2022

New DNA sequencing microscopy preprint

We're proud to announce our latest contribution to the emerging field of DNA sequencing-based microscopy. The work was led by newly enrolled doctoral student David Fernandez Bonet. Check out the full preprint.

August 1st, 2022 (retroactively posted)

Successful M.Sc. defenses

Congratulations to lab members Simon Kolmodin Dahlberg and David Fernandez Bonet on successful graduation and completion of their M.Sc. programs including successful defenses! We welcome them now as doctoral students. We wish you courage, strength, and good luck on your coming journey!

February 14, 2022

New members

We are welcoming three new members: Dr. Erik Benson has joined us for a postdoc after previously being at Oxford as an MSCA Fellow. Shuai Lang who was previously a Master's student at Karolinska Institutet will begin his doctoral studies with us. And KTH M.Sc. student Simon Kolmodin Dahlberg has joined us now for his thesis. Welcome!

November 17th, 2021

Welcoming new members

A warm welcome and thanks to our first generation of students. KTH students David Fernández Bonet and Simon Kolmodin Dahlberg will each do their Master's thesis with us. And a belated welcome to KI Master's student Li Ma who has worked over the summer and this autumn, establishing the first experiments and infrastructure of our new lab. Amazing job!

May 1st, 2021 (retroactively posted)

3, 2, 1...Launch!

The Hoffecker Lab has set up shop in the amazing Gene Technology department at KTH/SciLifeLab. It is a huge honor to be among this stellar group of internationally recognized researchers.

October 7th, 2020

Founding a new lab

The Hoffecker Lab will officially launch from May 1st 2021 as a new member in the Gene Technology Department, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology on the SciLifeLab campus in Stockholm. The funding making this possible comes from an ERC Starting grant , a starting grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR), co-financing from KTH's School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry Biotechnology and Health (CBH), central funding from KTH, and a project grant from the Åke Wiberg Foundation.