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Torben Asp

2017.05.10 | People, Knowledge exchange

New professor in crop genetics and genomics

Torben Asp has been appointed Professor MSO in Crop Genetics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. The appointment is effective as of 1 May 2017.

2017.05.10 | Grant

DANDRITE receives a 5-year prolongation grant of DKK 60 million from Lundbeckfonden

The grant extends an ambitious neuroscience research initiative in Denmark and provides the DANDRITE researchers at Aarhus University with the opportunity to continue their work up until 2023. The aim is for groundbreaking, new studies of basic mechanisms in neuroscience such as in neuronal development, the processing of visual input, brain-muscle…

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen

2017.05.08 | People, Knowledge exchange

New professor is an expert in improving the value and quality of crop plants

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen has been appointed Professor MSO to carry out research in cultured plants using biotechnology, molecular biology and genetics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, from 1 May 2017.

An international research team has identified a new mutation in the plant Lotus japonicus which gives leaves with white spots. These results could be important for the improvement of garden and potted plants. Photo: Niels Sandal.

2017.05.05 | Research

A mutation giving leaves with white spots has been identified

Garden and potted plants with white spots on their leaves are so popular that they are specially selected for this feature. An international research team has now identified a new mutation in the plant Lotus japonicus which gives leaves with white spots. These results could be important for the improvement of garden and potted plants.

Ulf Ørom  has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Investigator Grant valued at DKK 11 million to study the role of miRNA biogenesis in cancer. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. Photo: Mette Ørom.

2017.04.25 | Grant

Talented researcher receives DKK 11 million for research that may lead to better treatment of cancer

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded the prestigious Hallas-Møller Investigator Grant valued at DKK 11 million to Ulf Andersson Ørom to study the role of miRNA biogenesis in cancer. The project will be carried out at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.

Immunohistochemical staining of liver biopsy specimens. Inflammatory cells are more numerous in the portal tracts and liver lobules of patients with the CC genotype at rs12979860 than in patients with the CT/TT genotype, while there was no difference according to IFN-λ4 activity. (a–c) (original magnifications, 200×). Photos: Storr Liver Centre, Australia.

2017.04.19 | Research

Mapping of genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury

An international research team led by Professor Jacob George of Storr Liver Centre in Sydney, Australia - with the participation of researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University - has mapped the human genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

Jørgen Kjems

2017.04.19 | Grant

Jørgen Kjems Director of new Danish National Research Foundation Center

A new basic research centre – CellPAT – will identify how cells ‘talk’ to each other, and thereby make it possible to prevent or correct the type of communication errors that lead to illness.

Poul Nissen, Sadegh Nabavi, Hanne Poulsen and Magnus Kjærgaard.

2017.04.19 | Grant

Four researchers from MBG participate in a new Danish National Research Foundation Centre

Together with Anders Nykjær (Centre Director) and Marco Capogna from the Department of Biomedicine, Poul Nissen, Sadegh Nabavi, Hanne Poulsen and Magnus Kjærgaard from MBG/DANDRITE/iNANO receive DKK 62 million to start the Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO).

Thomas Boesen

2017.04.19 | Grant

Thomas Boesen participates in a new Danish National Research Foundation Centre

Together with Lars Peter Nielsen (Centre Director), Nils Risgaard-Petersen and Andreas Schramm from Bioscience, Elena Ferapontova, iNANO and Filip Meysman, AIAS, Thomas Boesen from MBG receive DKK 56 million for the Center for Electromicrobiology.

Postdoc Dennis V. Pedersen (seated), who was the driving force behind the new scientific results concerning our immune system, surrounded by his PhD supervisor Gregers Rom Andersen and the two PhD students Rasmus K. Jensen og Trine A.F. Gadeberg, who assisted Dennis with his work. In the picture, Dennis explains his colleagues how he has prepared an important reagent for the continued studies of the properdin protein. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2017.04.07 | Research

New research concerning an immune system accelerator leads the way for treatment of infections and cancer

New research results give an improved basic scientific understanding of how the innate immune system works, which – among other things – opens up for new possibilities for the treatment of various diseases.

Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2017.04.05 | People

Ditlev Brodersen awarded prestigious visiting professorship at Università di Parma

Associate Professor Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has been awarded a prestigious visiting professorship in structural biology and didactics at the PhD level at Università di Parma, Italy.

In collaboration with the Carlsberg company, a group of Danish researchers will try to bring barley back to its original robust origin. Photo: Colourbox

2017.04.03 | Grant, Knowledge exchange

Researchers recreate wild crops for the beer of the future

Over thousands of years, barley and wheat have been bred to such an extent that the yield has been greatly improved, but the crops have also lost a number of properties that are important to survive in the wild. A new Danish research project will restore the original properties of crops to make them more robust.

Scientists have developed a wheat with a specific ability to increase the digestibility of phosphorus and other important minerals. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.30 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Unique wheat passes the test

A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat increases P and Ca digestibility.

The picture at the top shows a sperm cell with the head (cell body) and tail (also known as flagellum or cilium) that propels the sperm cell forward. The schematic in the middle shows how dynein motors (yellow stars) are transported via intraflagelar transport (IFT) and periodically distributed. The picture at the bottom illustrates how the ODA16 structure functions as an adaptor between the transport system and the dynein motors.

2017.03.27 | Research

Transport of molecular motors into cilia

Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm cells are recognized and specifically transported into the tail region of the cell. This knowledge can pave the way for a better…

The RedHill team assembled in Denmark. From left to right: Terry F. Plasse (MD, Medical Director, ReHill Biopharma), Danielle T. Abramson (Ph.D., Director, Intellectual Property and Research, RedHill Biopharma), Mark L. Levitt, (MD, Ph.D., Medical Director, Oncology, RedHill Biopharma), Emil Oldenburg (M.Sc., Scientific Assistant, Aarhus University), Christine R. Schar (Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus University) and Jan K. Jensen (Ph.D., Project Manager, Aarhus University).

2017.03.23 | Grant, Knowledge exchange

Danish researchers and Israeli biopharmaceutical company collaborate to develop anti-cancer drugs

The Israeli Biopharmaceutical company RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: RDHL) has extended its collaboration with researchers at Aarhus University in order to develop a potentially promising drug candidate for cancer treatment. The drug candidate is based on a protease inhibitor molecule - an area the Danish…

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