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Jørgen Kjems awarded Semper Ardens grant from the Carlsberg Foundation

The Carlsberg Foundation has awarded Jørgen Kjems DKK 6.1 million to develop a new method that can "translate" the total content in a specific food to digitized information in the form of DNA sequences.

2016.05.12 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Jørgen Kjems was awarded DKK 6.1 million to develop a new method that can "translate" the total content of food to digitized information in the form of DNA sequences. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

The DNA-SHAPE project entitled "Analysis of complex biological mixtures by a novel method: ”DNA-shapes”, which is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation in the form of a so-called Semper Arden grant of DKK 6.144 million, runs over a three-year period.

Here Jørgen Kjems and his research group intend to develop a novel method which will make it possible to "translate" the total content in a specific food to digitized information in the form of DNA sequences. From advanced computer analysis of DNA sequences it will be possible to obtain a digital fingerprint of the food content, which potentially can be used as a marker for food quality, safety and authenticity.


For further information, please contact

Professor Jørgen Kjems

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics/iNANO
Aarhus University
jk@mbg.au.dk
- mobile: +45 2899 2086

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