Molecular velcro helps to assemble functional nuclear pore complexes


2017.10.11 | Research

Molecular Velcro helps to assemble functional nuclear pore complexes

An international research team now explains how one of the largest molecular machineries - the nuclear pore complex – is being assembled using natively unfolded FG-repeats as molecular Velcro.

2017.10.12 | Research

Why do physicists blur their images before showing them to biologists?

How can cartoon images aid in understanding bacterial biological processes? How did Hollywood contribute to quantum physics? How do aesthetics, art, and design influence scientific visualization and vice versa? These are just some of the questions that a new book raises. Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, Ebbe Sloth Andersen and Ditte Høyer Engholm from…

2017.10.02 | Research

Llama-derived nanobodies as a new tool in solving crystal structure

Aarhus University scientists have developed miniature antibodies (nanobodies) that can be labelled on certain amino acids. This provides a direct route for solving new X-ray crystal structures of protein complexes important for gaining mechanistic understanding of cellular processes, which is important in the development of drugs.

Elevated levels of the bad LDL cholesterol increases the risk of premature death from a blood clot in the heart, so there is a great need for medicine which helps the body to remove it from the blood.

2017.09.26 | Research

Danish discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine

Research from Aarhus University sheds new light on how the body converts the bad kind of cholesterol. The discovery could lead to new and potentially more effective medicine.


Tue 24 Oct
10:30-11:30 | 8814-3050 M2, Foulum
Departmental meeting for staff and students - MBG Foulum
Thu 26 Oct
09:30-10:30 | Mathematics, 1532-122
Departmental meeting (staff and students) - MBG Aarhus
Thu 26 Oct
13:15-14:00 | Tvilling Auditorium, Building 1324, Room 011
Kjeldgaard Lecture: Radu Aricescu: Structural Insights into GABAA Receptor Gating Mechanisms
Fri 27 Oct
12:30-14:30 | Flakkebjerg, Aarhus University, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
Qualifying exam: Giovanni Cagnano: Preventing Insect-induced Root Damages in Grasses by Epichloë Endophytes
Giovanni Cagnano

PhD defences

Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen.
Snapshot from a computer simulation of one of the complexes used to improve the availability of vitamin D. In blue are shown four milk proteins, and in red and white are seen 36 molecules of a fatty acid.

2017.09.21 | Talent development

Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen: Milk proteins to prevent vitamin D deficiency

PhD defence, Thursday, 21 September 2017. Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen.

Karen Kræmmer Schelde
Confocal microscopy image of the murine bronchiolar wall after administration of chitosan/fluorescently-labelled siRNA nanoparticles. Nuclei are stained red, and the fluorescently-labelled siRNA is stained green. The green signal indicates that the siRNA is captured in the mucous on the apical (luminal) side of the epithelium.

2017.09.13 | Talent development

Karen Kræmmer Schelde: RNA-based drugs for the lung and how to overcome the mucous barrier

PhD defence, Wednesday 13 September 2017. Karen Kræmmer Schelde.