About DynaMo Center

DynaMo Center was established in January 2012 as a Center of Excellence for Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo) with a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation The center was established with Professor Barbara Ann Halkier (Head of Center), Professor Alexander Schulz and Associate Professor Meike Burow, all from University of Copenhagen, and Professor Daniel Kliebenstein, UC Davis as partners. Associate Professor Hussam Nour-Eldin joined as partner in 2016. After 10 years of research, the DNRF grant terminated in 2022. Barbara Ann Halkier and Hussam Nour-Eldin decided to continue as the DynaMo Center since members at all levels benefit highly from the well-established organizational setup of inspirational and engaging scientific meetings as well as the group dynamics. In 2024, Dr Deyang Xu, who has been a staff member of DynaMo since 2012 was incorporated as new partner of the DynaMo Center.


The mission of DynaMo Center is to be an internationally leading research center linking cellular and organismal biology. Through synergistic research activities DynaMo uses the glucosinolate defense compounds within the plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a unique model system to advance knowledge on dynamic molecular interactions that result in assembly of supramolecular complexes of DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites that enables a multi-cellular organism to respond to the ever-changing environmental challenges.

We also see DynaMo Center as the training ground for a next generation of young scientists within the field of basic and applied plant science to be trained in holistic thinking and forefront technologies in a creative and dynamic research environment.