Westberg Lab

Welcome to the Westberg Lab, a newly established lab at the Department of Chemistry and iNANO at Aarhus University, Denmark.


Nature has evolved a fantastic range of proteins to support life. However, there are many challenges of modern society that evolution has never been tasked to solve.

We are building a multidisciplinary program combining computational and experimental methods to design, characterize, and apply light- and ligand-controlled protein tools for studying and controlling biological processes. In the process of designing non-natural proteins, we modify and study the interactions between proteins, small molecule ligands, and light to discover and refine fundamental chemical and physical design principles. This knowledge will improve our ability to design complex protein functions and new biotechnologies.

The long-term mission is to establish an efficient pipeline for generating protein-based tools for investigating cell signaling dynamics, deciphering disease mechanisms in neuroimmunology, validating drug targets, creating biomedical solutions, and sustainable biotechnologies.

Learn more about our projects and methods.


We are recruiting – join our journey!

Light and space