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10 piglets, born using frozen boar semen, will reduce inbreeding in the Danish Landrace 1970, and thus contribute significantly to perpetuating the breed for the future. Photo: Anne Møller Christensen

2012.04.18 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Renaissance of the Danish ‘Bacon Pig’

The Danish Landrace 1970 – also known as the ‘Bacon Pig’ – has received a genetic boost. By using frozen semen, “old” genes have successfully been re-introduced to the breed. This has huge impact on the preservation of the breed.

Lasse Bohl Jenner was awarded the prestigious grant of DKK 11 million to study how regulation and localisation of the ribosome – and thereby protein synthesis – is used by the organism to control areas such as the establishment of long-term memory, general cell development and tissue differentiation. Click photo for enlargement. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2012.04.12 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Prestigious grant of DKK 11 million to molecular biologist

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Scholarship valued at DKK 11 million to Lasse Bohl Jenner (41) to study how regulation and localisation of the ribosome – and thereby protein synthesis – is used by the organism to control areas such as the establishment of long-term memory, general cell development and tissue…