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An international research team receives EUR 27 million to develop more productive crops


The Plant Molecular Biology Group from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus (from left): Assistant Professor Simon Kelly, Associate Professor Simona Radutoiu, Assistant Professor Dugald Reid, Associate Professor Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, Assistant Professor Kasper Røjkjær Andersen and Professor Jens Stougaard. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen/AU.

2019.06.12 | Grant

An international research team receives EUR 27 million to develop more productive crops

As part of an international research team, plant researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, have been awarded EUR 27 million (DKK 203 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation - of which EUR 6.7 million (DKK 50 million) goes to the plant researchers from Aarhus University. The research project aims at creating basic…

At the CytoPad centre, researchers will use advanced immunization techniques to produce antibodies from mice and llamas. Click on the graphic to see it full size. Graphic: Daniel Otzen
Daniel Otzen enhances his research into Parkinsonism by DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU.

2019.05.28 | Grant

DKK 10 million for research into Parkinson's disease

Daniel Otzen from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)/Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics received DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to develop new and better methods to diagnose and prevent Parkinson's disease, among other things using antibodies from llamas.

Cemre Manav (photo: the Novo Nordisk Foundation)
Recipients of a grant for studies abroad (photo: Novo Nordisk Foundation)

2019.05.21 | Grant

Young talented researcher awarded large grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

At a ceremony in Copenhagen, M. Cemre Manav from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University was officially awarded a 4-year postdoc grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant is valued at Eur 535,525 (DKK 3,99 million) and will be used for a three years study in Cambridge and the fourth year back in Aarhus.

Peter Refsing Andersen (Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen(AU)

2019.05.21 | People

Peter Refsing Andersen appointed member of the Young Academy (DUA)

DUA (“Det Unge Akademi”) is a scientific academy for young talented researchers in Denmark under the auspices of the Royal Danish Society of Sciences and Letters. There are 40 members of DUA in total.


Tue 18 Jun
09:15-11:45 | AIAS Auditorium (Build. 1632, Room 201)
DANDRITE Mini Symposium
Wed 19 Jun
13:00-14:30 | Building 1122 (seminar room)
Master's degree defence: Anette Brøndt: A study of the potential involvement of transcription in the repair of protein-DNA cleavage complexes
Supervisor: Anni H. Andersen
Thu 20 Jun
10:00-11:30 | Conference room 3130-303
Master's thesis defence: Stine Camille Lund Jakobsen: In vitro digestion of the casein glycomacropeptide and its effect on Caco-2 cells
Supervisor: Esben Skipper Sørensen (Co-supervisor: Brian Søndergaard Christensen)
Fri 21 Jun
09:15-10:45 | Meeting room 4, 3140-110
Master's thesis defence: Mads Eskesen Christensen
Supervisor: Poul Nissen (Co-supervisor: Michael Habeck)
Fri 21 Jun
10:00-11:30 | TBA
Master's thesis defence: Katrine Zacho Jørgensen: Source Environments of Marine Thermophilic Endospores and Transmission Routes of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Through Endospore Shuttles
Supervisor: Michael Etzerodt (Co-supervisors: Bente Aargaard Lomstein / Kasper Urup Kjeldsen)

PhD defences

Jes Steengaard
The image shows a 96-hour-old transgenic zebrafish generated for this project. The white arrow indicates luminescent protein in myelinating cells and the green arrow show the direction of the head.

2019.06.26 | PhD defense

Jes Steengaard: Luminescent Zebrafish for neuroscience

PhD defence, Wednesday 26 June 2019, Jes Steengaard.