Poul Nissen receives the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize


Poul Nissen is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Photo: Novo Nordisk Fonden.

2017.02.10 | Awards

Professor Poul Nissen receives the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize

Poul Nissen, Professor at Aarhus University, is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Through his research, Poul Nissen has clarified in detail, among other things, how ions and nutrients are transported into and out of cells. This fundamental knowledge is very significant for…

Researchers from Aarhus University and the seed company DLF were awarded a grant from the  the Innovation Fund Denmark of DKK 11 million to combine strong features of existing grass species by new breeding techniques and thereby develop a new grass variety that is more robust than the existing ones. Photo: Biopix (http://www.biopix.dk)

2017.02.09 | Grant

New breeding strategy to increase the export of Danish grasses

The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.

Danish researchers have helped to map the genome of winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris) and found specific genes involved in the alluring and deadly substances. Photo: Enrico Blasutto.

2017.02.06 | Research

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen map death trap genes

Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.

In a 700,000-plus person study, the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered 83 new DNA changes that affect human height. Illustration: Ditte Høyer Engholm

2017.02.01 | Research

The genes behind the different human height

GIANT study finds rare, influential genetic changes related to height. Research findings in this area may help to develop new types of drugs.


Tue 28 Feb
10:00-12:00 | The Lecture Theatre, Aarhus University Research Centre Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
Qualifying exam: New Plant Breeding Techniques for Bio-sustainable Production of Natural Colours in Black Carrots
Shrikant Sharma
Mon 06 Mar
10:30-11:30 | Flakkebjerg, the Auditorium
Institutmøde/Departmental meeting - Flakkebjerg
Wed 08 Mar
13:00-14:00 | The Auditorium, Flakkebjerg Research Center
Departmental meeting - MBG Flakkebjerg
Fri 10 Mar
12:15-13:30 | Lakeside Lecture Theatre, Jeppe Vontillius Auditorium, building 1252, room 310
Celebration of Poul Nissen - the recipient of the Novo Nordisk Prize 2017
Professor Poul Nissen has been awarded the Novo Nordisk Prize 2017 and on that occasion he will be giving a celebratory lecture with the title "Pumps and circumstances" on March 10 at 12:15 p.m. followed by a reception hosted by Novo Nordisk Foundation at 1:30 p.m. Please note, limited number of sea

PhD defences

Jens Kvist Madsen

2017.02.24 | Talent development

Jens Kvist Madsen: Protein-surfactant interactions in industrial applications

PhD defence, Friday, 24 February 2017. Jens Kvist Madsen.

Hans Christian Høiberg

2017.02.21 | Talent development

Hans Christian Høiberg: Nucleic acids nanodrugs - are we there yet?

PhD defence, Tuesday, 21 February 2017, Hans Christian Høiberg