Centres of Excellence

The Danish National Research Foundation provides funding for Centres of Excellence to Frontline research which has highly ambitious, original and potentially groundbreaking research.

Center leaders must be both outstanding researchers and visionary leaders. As major international players within their fields, the Centers of Excellence are necessarily oriented to the international research community.


Jørgen Kjems

Director, professor
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H bldg. 1590, 226
P +4587156764
P +4528992086

Jens Stougaard

Professor
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H bldg. 3134, 204
P +4587155504
P +4560202649

CARB aims at understanding interactions between cells and organisms by investigating the role of polysaccharides exposed on cell surfaces and secreted polysaccharide signal molecules

Focus is to:

  • determine structural requirements for recognition of complex polysaccharides and the role of ligand-receptor interactions in the relationships between different cells and organisms.
  • identify novel carbohydrate signals and use bioinformatics to predict ligand binding-site recognition
  • characterise downstream events involved in defence or symbiosis at both cellular and subcellular level

Centre for Carbohydrate Recognition and Signalling (CARB)


Poul Nissen

Professor
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P +4587155508
P +4528992295

PUMPkin research investigates the structure and mechanism of membrane proteins of the P-type family, such as the sodium pump, proton pump, calcium pump, heavy metal pumps and lipid flippases, as well as (patho)physiological aspects of their function, and their potential as drug targets in human disease and pathogens.

Centre for "Membrane pumps in cells and disease" (PUMPkin)


Former Centres of Excellence

The following researchers at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics were center leaders for a Centre of Excellence:


Torben Heick Jensen

Torben Heick Jensen

Professor
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P +4560202705
P +4560202705

The Centre for mRNP Biogenesis and Metabolism studies the crosstalk between transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes, which establishes a network of interdependencies that ultimately regulate gene expression. Our focus is on structure/function relationships of mRNP formation and its quality control as well as the occurrence, and putative function, of non-coding RNA transcription.

Centre for mRNP Biogenesis and Metabolism


Centers of excellence - deltagere

Følgende gruppeledere ved Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik deltager i et Center of Excellence:

Poul Nissen

Professor
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P +4587155508
P +4528992295

Hanne Poulsen

Associate professor
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H bldg. 3132, 101
P +4530254065
P +4530254065

Magnus Kjærgaard

AIAS Cofund Junior Fellow

Center for Proteins in Memory (PROMEMO)

The researchers have received the grant of DKK 62 mio. from the Danish National Research Foundation (Centres of Excellence) to try to understand how emotional impressions affect our long-term memory.

Research has shown that long-term memory is dependent on protein synthesis. The new basic research centre ‘Centre for PROteins in MEMOry’ will attempt to uncover precisely which proteins play a role in long-term memory, and how they interact. 


Thomas Boesen

Cryo-EM Facility Manager

Center for Electromicrobiology

The researchers have received the grant of DKK 56 mio. from the Danish National Research Foundation (Centres of Excellence) to try to study the cable bacteria. 


Former Centres of excellence - participants

The following group leaders at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics participate in a Centre of Excellence:

Jan J. Enghild

Daniel E. Otzen


Jørgen Kjems

Jørgen Kjems

Director, professor
M
H bldg. 1590, 226
P +4587156764
P +4528992086

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Associate professor
M
H bldg. 1592, 320
P +4587156764
P +4541178619