New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified


Many factors affect the survival of piglets. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.08.07 | Research

Assessment of breeding for number of living piglets day 5

As part of the agreement on research-based public sector consultancy, researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, have assessed the breeding initiatives that are to improve the survival rate of Danish piglets.

NFRe contributes to nitrogen-fixing symbiotic signalling. In the presence of native soil rhizobia, wild-type plants (WT) are larger, have more shoots (arrow), more flowers and formed pods (arrowhead), while nfre mutant plants are shorter, and have just started to develop flowers, indicating a lower fitness. Photo: Murakami Ei-ichi and Simona Radutoiu.

2018.07.04 | Research

New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified

Legumes are able to grow in nitrogen-poor soils due to their ability to engage in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. There is a great interest in using the knowledge about this symbiosis, to enable transfer to other non-symbiotic plants. An international research team has come a step further to understanding this complex biological process.

Schematic representation of the albumin molecule engaging with the neonatal FcRn receptor. Graphics supplied by Albumedix Ltd.

2018.07.03 | Research

New cancer target identified for albumin enabled anti-cancer therapeutics

Researchers from the NanoPharmaceutical Lab at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Aarhus University led by Associate Professor Ken Howard, together with researchers from Albumedix Ltd., have identified a novel target in several cancer types that may pave the way for efficient delivery of drugs into cancer cells using the blood…

Rune Hartmann

2018.06.29 | People

New professor in innate immunology

Rune Hartmann is appointed professor of “Innate Immunology” at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University, effective from 1 June 2018.


Mon 20 Aug
13:00-15:00 | 1182-101, Meeting room, Department of Biomedicine
Qualifying exam: Mariam Mahmoud Kamel Mohamed Gamaleldin: Qualifying exam: Towards Identifying the Essential Proteins for Making Memories Long-Lasting
Wed 22 Aug
12:15-12:45 | Nobelparken, 1481-341
Information meeting on FTP applications – the do’s and don’ts - with Vice Dean Søren Rud Keiding
Wed 22 Aug
13:00-15:00 | Nobelauditoriet, Building 1482-105, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
DFF presents the Call 2018/2019 at AU

PhD defences

Cagla Sahin

2018.06.27 | Talent development

Cagla Sahin: Self-assembly of proteins – what causes Parkinson's Disease?

PhD defence, Wednesday 27 June 2018, Cagla Sahin.

Jakob Ulstrup

2018.06.15 | Talent development

Jakob Ulstrup: Flippin' Lipids - A Study of P4-ATPases

PhD defence, Friday 15 June 2018, Jakob Jensen Ulstrup.