A small protein with many applications


Left panel of the figure displays the structure of the newly developed nanobody (magenta) bound to a C3 fragment called C3b (green). In the right panels, data demonstrating that the nanobody and mutants hereof are able to inhibit the cleavage of C3 in 15% human serum. The researchers also constructed a nanobody mutant that completely loses it inhibitory effect on C3 cleavage (purple curve) making it a perfect negative control. Figure: Rasmus Kjeldsen Jensen and Janus Asbjørn Schatz-Jakobsen.

2018.03.15 | Research

A small protein with many applications

Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama-antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment of, e.g., kidney diseases.

Fungal diseases cause major loss in both field and storage, so it is important to find effective tools to fight them. Photo: Aarhus University

2018.03.12 | Research

Cereals have a built-in defence against fungal attacks

Researchers at Aarhus University have identified a gene in wheat and barley that can protect the cereal from attack by the fungi Fusarium and Aspergillus.

A volcanic "hot pool" with archaea in various orange colours growing along the edge. The three-dimensional structure of the anti-CRISPR protein is shown in the foreground. Image is courtesy of Ditlev E. Brodersen, AU/Colourbox.

2018.03.06 | Research

Arms race among microbes

The hot, muddy pools of Iceland are home to a number of simple, single-celled organisms, and new research shows that they also constitute a true biological battlefield and the basis for an arms race of unprecedented magnitude. The new knowledge about the struggle between living organisms in hot pools gives us a much better understanding of how…

Photo: Pixabay.com

2018.03.02 | Grant

New research project aims to boost the production of young sows for organic breeding

The PorganiX project will create the first, organic, core livestock of young sows, genetically selected for organic breeding goals, to produce more robust, organic pigs. The outcome of the pioneer project will be an overall lift of the organic, pig producing sector, in Denmark and internationally.


Mon 19 Mar
16:00-18:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Opening of Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID)
The centre is funded with DKK 60 million by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme to Prof. Jørgen Kjems, Prof. Kurt Gothelf and Assoc. Prof. Ken Howard.
Wed 21 Mar
09:00-10:00 | The Auditorium
Staff meeting at MBG - Flakkebjerg
Thu 22 Mar
13:00-15:00 | Meeting room 5, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10 A-B
Qualifying exam: Hao Zhou: Characterization of IFNL4 Promoters From Different Species

PhD defences

Larissa Zetouni

2018.03.16 | Talent development

Larissa Zetouni: How to breed for environmentally friendly livestock: approaches to reduce methane emissions from dairy cows

PhD defence, Friday 16 March 2018, Larissa Zetouni

Jean-Baptiste Lopez
Rcc inoculation of a barley leaf. A) 12dpi symptoms of the RLS

2018.03.12 | Talent development

Jean-Baptiste Lopez: Understanding emerging plant disease: the role of effectors in the Ramularia collo-cygni barley interaction

PhD defence, Monday 12 March 2018, Jean-Baptiste Lopez