The research at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) at Aarhus University spans from basic to applied research within molecular biology and genetics. The department is organised in 12 research sections, a number of centres of excellence and various interdisciplinary centres.

The research takes place largely in collaboration with researchers from other laboratories, both in Denmark and abroad, and often in collaboration with researchers from other areas of research. 105 of our staff and students come from abroad from 39 different countries from all over the world (July 2016): Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Greece, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, China, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, Vietnam, Austria.

The research at the department covers the five main areas:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Genetics

Within these five main areas, we have the following 12 areas of research: