Mapping of genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury


Immunohistochemical staining of liver biopsy specimens. Inflammatory cells are more numerous in the portal tracts and liver lobules of patients with the CC genotype at rs12979860 than in patients with the CT/TT genotype, while there was no difference according to IFN-λ4 activity. (a–c) (original magnifications, 200×). Photos: Storr Liver Centre, Australia.

2017.04.19 | Research

Mapping of genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury

An international research team led by Professor Jacob George of Storr Liver Centre in Sydney, Australia - with the participation of researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University - has mapped the human genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

Jørgen Kjems

2017.04.19 | Grant

Jørgen Kjems Director of new Danish National Research Foundation Center

A new basic research centre – CellPAT – will identify how cells ‘talk’ to each other, and thereby make it possible to prevent or correct the type of communication errors that lead to illness.

Poul Nissen, Sadegh Nabavi, Hanne Poulsen and Magnus Kjærgaard.

2017.04.19 | Grant

Four researchers from MBG participate in a new Danish National Research Foundation Centre

Together with Anders Nykjær (Centre Director) and Marco Capogna from the Department of Biomedicine, Poul Nissen, Sadegh Nabavi, Hanne Poulsen and Magnus Kjærgaard from MBG/DANDRITE/iNANO receive DKK 62 million to start the Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO).

Thomas Boesen

2017.04.19 | Grant

Thomas Boesen participates in a new Danish National Research Foundation Centre

Together with Lars Peter Nielsen (Centre Director), Nils Risgaard-Petersen and Andreas Schramm from Bioscience, Elena Ferapontova, iNANO and Filip Meysman, AIAS, Thomas Boesen from MBG receive DKK 56 million for the Center for Electromicrobiology.


Tue 25 Apr
13:15-14:00 | AIAS Auditorium (building 1632-201)
A joint Kjeldgaard & DANDRITE Lecture: Botond Roska: The first steps in vision: cell types, circuits and repair
Fri 28 Apr
13:00-15:00 | 1170-440, Library, Ole Worms Allé 3
Qualifying exam: Motor Control of Drosophila Courtship Song
Angela O'Sullivan
Tue 02 May
08:30-17:30 | Lakeside Lecture Theatres (Søauditorierne)
Neuroscience Day 2017

PhD defences

Angela de Poli

2017.04.19 | Talent development

Angela de Poli: Ét protein, mange ansigter: Karakterisering af tau-proteinoligomerer i Alzheimers sygdom og andre tauopatier

Ph.d.-forsvar, onsdag den 19. april 2017. Angela de Poli

Ditte Høyer Engholm
Digital whole-cell illustration of the pneumococcus. The components of the bacterium are visualized at a consistent scale. The DNA is shown in purple in the central part of the cell surrounded by cytoplasmic proteins in shades of brown. The cell membrane is in yellow followed by the pale green grid-like structure of the cell wall. The outermost layer is a capsule made of sugar strands, which protects the bacterium form the host immune system.
Watercolor illustration of pneumococcal cell division. The painting shows the intricate network of proteins that are responsible for cell division. The green cell wall is on the outside of the bacterium and the brown proteins within the cell.

2017.04.11 | Talent development

Ditte Høyer Engholm: Attention to detail – scientific visualization of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae

PhD defense, Tuesday 11 April 2017. Ditte Høyer Engholm.

The Festival of Research 2017

Thursday 27 April 2017 at 14-18

See the programme for Aarhus University

Career day for students at MBG

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics invites all students at the department to a career day on

Friday 5 May 2017 at 14:00-ca. 16:30

at the Department of Mathematics, 1533-103, Aud. E

The speakers are all former Master students from the department representing different career paths. The event will include descriptions of the path their jobs, examples of everyday job situations and tasks, and how they use their education in their respective jobs.

More information - and registration (in Danish)

Project day for Bachelor and Master student

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics holds a "Project Day" where researchers from the department will present projects for Bachelor and Master students on:

  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 14-16

in the old canteen at pavillion by the Science Park, Gustav Wieds Vej 10 (building 3140).

Seminar series at MBG