Improved solution to increase fertility in high-yielding cows


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The researchers used  two populations of Holstein cows from Nordic countries and China and have identified several genetic variants associated with the fertility of the cows. Photo: Colourbox.

2017.09.12 | Research

Improved solution to increase fertility in high-yielding cows

Through decades, researchers have been able to increase milk production in cows by intense genetic selection. However, this has resulted in a reversal of the fertility of the cows. This has led the researchers to find an optimum solution.

2017.09.11 | Research

Chromosomal deletion catalogue in dairy cattle facilitates the identification of lethal mutations

Genetic mutations are responsible for a substantial yearly-economic loss in the dairy industry. Mapping of such variants is essential for effective breeding planning and performance improvement.

Peter Aasted Paulsen. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2017.09.04 | Grant

Peter Aasted Paulsen receives a donation at a ceremony in Copenhagen to study T-cell virus complex

On Friday, Peter Aasted Paulsen received a donation of DKK 100,000 at a ceremony at Rigshospitalet from Savværkejer Jeppe Juhl og Hustru Ovita Juhls Mindelegat to study sugar transport and their complexes.

Events

Tue 26 Sep
10:00-12:00 | Meeting Room 2, Aarhus University Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
Qualifying exam: Michael Panting: Fast-track Screening for Increasing Secretory Capacity and Protein Yield in Barley Grains
Michael Panting
Tue 03 Oct
14:00-15:30 | M2 (8814-3050), Foulum
Staff meeting with the Rector - MBG-Foulum
The Rector will give a brief introduction, and then there will be a dialogue on topics that the staff want to discuss.
Wed 04 Oct
13:00-15:00 | 1170-440, Department of Biomedicin, Aarhus University, Ole Worms Allé 3
Qualifying exam: Sophie Seidenbecher: Modeling a Fruit Fly’s Foraging Decisions
Sophie Seidenbecher

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.