When the immune system is multitasking



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Professor Rune Hartmann (left) and Postdoc Hans Henrik Gad have - in collaboration with German and Swedish research groups - shown how a protein called IFN-λ can both fight a viral infection directly, but also boost the formation of new antibodies against the virus. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen, AU.

2019.03.19 | Research

When the immune system is multitasking

An international research team has shown how a protein called IFN-λ can both fight a viral infection directly, but also boost the formation of new antibodies against the virus. The discovery gives new important knowledge about how different parts of the immune system communicate and will make it easier to make more effective vaccines, especially…

The methane content of cow burps can be reduced and the cows' feed efficiency improved at the same time with targeted breeding. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.02.27 | Research

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

With the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.

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A research group has just elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. The new structure can help explain how plant organs - such as pollen - develop properly, and give ideas as to why some subspecies of wheat are resistant to fungal attacks. Figures: Bjørn Panyella Pedersen.

2019.01.25 | Research

New insight into unique sugar transport in plants

A small research group at Aarhus University has just elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. The new structure can help explain how plant organs - such as pollen - develop properly, and give ideas as to why some subspecies of wheat are resistant to fungal attacks.

Professor Jan J. Enghild has received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of EUR 2 million to buy high-tech equipment for biological mass spectroscopy. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen, AU.

2019.01.22 | Grant

High-tech equipment for biological mass spectroscopy

With a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of EUR 2 million (DKK 15 million), Professor Jan J. Enghild can pursue his vision of establishing a "state-of-the-art" platform within biological mass spectroscopy.

Events

Thu 28 Mar
13:15-14:00 | 1593-012 Aud (iNANO)
Joint Kjeldgaard and DANDRITE Lecture: Andreas Lüthi: Neuronal circuit mechanisms for learning and memory
Fri 29 Mar
11:00-12:00 | Science Park, Building 3140-114, meeting room 5
MBG Focus Talk: Hans Bakker: Functional aspects of C-mannosylation
Mon 01 Apr
15:00-16:00 | Science Park, Conference room 3130-303
MBG Focus Talk: Mechanistic Insights into Eukaryotic mRNA Polyadenylation
Ana Casañal, MRC-LMRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology

PhD defences

Jiangnan Liu

2019.04.10 | PhD defense

Jiangnan Liu: A new role of a viral immunosuppressive peptide motif

PhD defense, Wednesday 10 April 2019. Jiangnan Liu.

Gitte Nørregaard Schytte

2019.03.20 | PhD defense

Gitte Nørregaard Schytte: Phosphorylation of extracellular proteins regulates their functionality

PhD defence, Tuesday 2 April 2019, Gitte Nørregaard Schytte.