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Measuring methane emissions from cows is the essence of a newly started research network which has received 4 million DKK for the next four years. Postdoc Jan Lassen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University will be co-heading the network together with a Dutch colleague. Photo: Søren Tobberup Hansen, AU

2013.05.28 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

New European science network on methane challenges and genetics in ruminants

A new EU-supported network that aims, among other things, to improve measurements of methane emissions from ruminants is co-chaired by a scientist from Aarhus University.

On 13 and 14 June the strategic research centre GenSAP, which has its home at research centre AU Foulum, will be officially inaugurated with an opening symposium held at Aarhus and Foulum. Photo: Colourbox

2013.05.17 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Revolutionising science centre opens at MBG Foulum

The strategic research centre GenSAP, which aim to develop new genomic selection tools for animal and plant breeding, will be officially opened with a two-day opening symposium in June.

Fig. 1. Fibril formation. A: Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence analysis of amyloid formation. B-G: AFM pictures of amyloid formation hIAPP20-29. B: 0h, only tiny oligomers that are approximately 1.4 nm tall are visible. C: 1h, unorganised structures are visible. The striped box is highlighted in order to get a more detailed picture of the structure. D: 1.5h, the structure is more organised and is still growing wider. E-G: 2h, 5h, and 24h, the string begins to twist and grow, cf. transforms into fibrils, however, some of the strings do not transform (highlighted by striped arrows). H: the different structures’ height at different points in time, and the average height for the enterer experiment.

2013.05.08 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Scientists map type 2 diabetes’ stages of evolution

Many neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. Parkinson, Alzheimer, and Huntington, are caused by the formation of fibrils that is developed from tiny twisted proteins. As a rule one specific protein is connected to one specific disease. However, new research suggests that the formation of fibrils can be associated with other diseases, e.g. type 2…