2016.11.23 | Awards
Professor Poul Nissen has won the prestigious Director Ib Henriksen Foundation’s Researcher Award 2016 for his outstanding efforts in structural biology. The foundation justifies the choice of Professor Nissen with his ability to promote interdisciplinary and international cooperation in his field of research.
2016.11.21 | Research
New findings from the study of legumes have identified an unknown role of nitrogen fixation symbiosis on plant root-associated microbiome, which agriculture may benefit from in the future.
2016.11.16 | Grant
Corneal dystrophy is an eye disease causing protein deposits in the cornea leading to decreased or complete lack of vision. The existing treatment options are not sustainable, and therefore Danish researchers intend to find a better and long lasting treatment for the disease.
2016.11.07 | Research
Genomes are promiscuously transcribed into RNA. However, not all of this material is immediately useful, which means it has to be targeted and degraded in order to sustain cellular life. A newly discovered RNA decay pathway functioning inside human nuclei does just that.
2016.10.28 | Grant
With the use of genomic selection, Danish researchers will target their breeding of rainbow trout towards adaptations to different production environments worldwide. This could pave the way for an even larger export of eggs from rainbow trout.
2016.10.19 | Grant
Five of Denmark’s leading researchers on structural biology will collaborate on a project to gain insight into the brain’s functions and diseases. The initiative is called BRAINSTRUC and funded by Lundbeckfonden with up to DKK 60 million over a five-year period.
2016.10.06 | Grant
A research team is working on optimising grass species that will reduce cow burps, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions – in addition to increasing cow milk production.
2016.09.22 | Awards
PhD student Gareth Difford won "the young scientist award" for best talk in the Genetics Commission at this year EAAP conference in Belfast.
2016.09.13 | Grant
Potted plants can be produced much more sustainably by using new precision breeding - instead of chemicals and GMO. The technique can also be applied to other crops.
2016.09.08 | Grant
During Aarhus University's Annual Celebration on Friday 9 September 2016, Sofie H. Lautrup from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics receives a travel grant to study in the USA.
2016.08.31 | Awards
As the first-ever recipient, Simona Radutoiu received "The Adam Kondorosi Academia Europaea Award for Early Career Investigators" during a conference in Budapest, Hungary.
2016.08.18 | Research
A variant of the FUT1 gene has been shown to be able to protect pigs' intestines against E. coli. This knowledge may be used proactively in the efforts to cut back on antibiotics.
2016.08.15 | Research
Intense investigations during the past 10-15 years have revealed that the human genome is transcribed in a manner that is much more complicated than previously appreciated. A collaboration between researchers from Aarhus and Copenhagen now reveals some underlying principles leading to such promiscuous genome activity.
2016.07.14 | Research
A research team based in Denmark has obtained results that may be a step towards the fight against protease-related diseases such as influenza, skin diseases and cancer by taking advantage of a naturally occurring protease inhibitor.
2016.06.22 | Grant
The Danish Council for Independent Research ("Det Frie Forskningsråd") ("DFF") has given six grants amounting to DKK 18 million to researchers at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.