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Aarhus University has earned a strong international position and reputation as a research university. The university strives to continually strengthen and develop the framework and conditions for basic research and in-depth exploration, in order to ensure the continued production of significant and ground-breaking research results.

2014.09.26 | Research

World-class neuroscience centre

An international team of young top researchers is gearing up to take Danish neuroscience to new heights.

Torben Heick Jensen

2014.09.23 | People

Torben Heick Jensen has been joined as a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors at the online journal eLife

eLife is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences. It was sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society and Wellcome Trust following a workshop held in 2010 at the Janelia Farm Research Campus and finally established at the end of 2012.

At Aarhus University, making a contribution to addressing society’s challenges through research is viewed as a natural part of our mission. In Denmark as well as internationally. To do so requires an interdisciplinary effort.

2014.09.22 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Modern genetechnology helps ensure the food supply of the future

Genomic selection has revolutionised livestock breeding in Denmark. Now scientists from AU are on the brink of being able to apply detailed analyses of the genome to plant breeding. This is an important step towards ensuring a sustainable food supply for the 8 billion people who will inhabit the planet in the future.

The fifty years' anniversary of Marshall Nirenberg's presentation of the preliminary identification of all 64 codons that make up the genetic code was recently marked with a symposium to Honour the Legacy of Marshall Nirenberg. Photo: Professor Myrna Weissmann, Columbia University, USA. 
Programme for the meeting - click photos for enlargement.

2014.09.09 | Research

Fifty Years of the Genetic Code

In the fifty years since the landmark presentation of the preliminary identification of all 64 codons that make up the genetic code, the deciphering of the code has opened a universe of opportunity in scientific and medical discoveries. This accomplishment was recently marked with a symposium to Honour Marshall Nirenberg. Brian Clark was…

The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology  in Cambridge recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a meeting for 600 former and present staff members. Photo: The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.
The new buildings for the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB) were inaugurated in 2013. Photo: The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.

2014.09.09 | Research

Molecular Biology at 50 and beyond – LMB Alumni Symposium

The British Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a meeting for 600 former and present staff members. Aarhus University was represented by four former members of staff: Kjeld Marcker, Brian F.C. Clark, Peter Kristensen and Ditlev Brodersen – all now from the…