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Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites


Microscopy image of an entire fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster; body outline in green) with a protein central to the smuggling route (Nxf3) shown in red. Image Credit: Daniel Reumann, IMBA.

2019.08.08 | Research

Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites

An international research team has now uncovered new insight into how safety mechanisms keep genetic parasites in check so that they do not damage the genome. In the long term, the results can help to understand and remedy some of the genetic problems in humans, such as low fertility.

Confocal microscopy images showing NICK4-GFP translocation to the nucleus upon perception of nod factors in Lotus japonicus roots. Image: Marcin Nadzieja/AU

2019.07.31 | Research

Scientists identified a new signaling component important for plant symbiosis

A proteomics-based protein-protein interaction study has led to the discovery of proteins that interact with a legume receptor that mediates signal transduction from the plasma membrane to the nucleus. This shows how symbiotic signals from symbiotic bacteria are transmitted upon perception, ultimately leading to their accommodation within the host…

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.


Mon 19 Aug
10:00-11:00 | Meeting room 2
Staff meeting for MBG Foulum
Mon 19 Aug
12:00-13:30 | Science Park, Conference Room (3130-303)
MBG Focus Talk: Luis Arnes: Long noncoding RNAs regulate cellular identity in pancreas development and cancer
Tue 20 Aug
10:00-16:00 | MBG Conference Room, Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 3130-303
MBG Young Investigator Symposium 2019
Wed 21 Aug
09:00-11:00 | Nobel auditorium, Bldg. 1482, room 105, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
DFF – info-meeting at Aarhus University
The DFF secretariat will present the 2019-2020 call with special focus on the application deadlines during the fall. The meeting will be in English.

PhD defences

Sara Moeskjær

2019.08.15 | PhD defense

Sara Moeskjær: Identifying the most important players in the nitrogen chain through bacteria and clover genetics

PhD defence, Thursday 15 August 2019, Sara Moeskjær

Milena Timcenko Tronsgaard
Figure 1: An image of the studied protein from cryo-electron microscopy – the protein is the white, threaded figure in the center. The image is an made by combining thousands of single images taken from the same angle. The magnification shown here corresponds approximately to seeing a Danish five-kroner coin covering the island of Funen.

2019.07.29 | PhD defense

Milena Timcenko Tronsgaard: Razor-sharp electron images lead to first structure of lipid-flipping protein

PhD defence, Monday 29 July 2019, Milena Timcenko Tronsgaard

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