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Groundbreaking cryo-electron microscopy reveals the first structures of a protein that maintains cell membranes



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2019.06.28 | Awards

The receipients of the Kjeld Marcher PhD Award 2019

Sofie H. Lautrup and Oskar Franch were awarded the Kjeld Marcker PhD Award 2019 at the annual meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 28 June 2019.

2019.06.28 | Awards

Teachers of the year

Pia Møller Martensen and Søren Kirk Amstrup were awarded the prizes as teacher of the year and the student teacher of the year 2019, respectively, at the Annual Meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 28 June 2018.

On the raw electron micrographs (A), one can find the individual protein molecules (green boxes). By taking an average of thousands of such similarly oriented particles, one can get sharp two-dimensional images (B), from which one can calculate the protein's three-dimensional structure (C). Finally, one can interpret this result by building a model of the protein (D). Image: Milena Timcenko.

2019.06.27 | Research

Groundbreaking cryo-electron microscopy at Aarhus University reveals the first structures of a protein that maintains cell membranes

Using cutting-edge electron microscopy, researchers from Aarhus University have determined the first structures of a lipid-flippase. The discoveries provide a better understanding of the basics of how cells work and stay healthy, and can eventually increase our knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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…

Events

Wed 07 Aug
08:30-17:00 | AIAS Auditorium (Bygning 1632)
Konference: Systems Neuroscience and Decision Making (SYNDI)
Mon 12 Aug
10:00-11:00 | The auditorium
Staff meeting for MBG Flakkebjerg
Tue 13 Aug
09:30-10:30 | TBA
Staff meeting for MBG Aarhus

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.

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