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Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine
Nathalie Wyss and Novo Nordisk have joined forces to develop more specific and improved antibodies. This could make Novo Nordisk's work cheaper and more efficient. In the long term, it is hoped the project will lead to fewer side effects and that less medicine will be discarded during development.
Researchers from Aarhus University have now discovered the receptor complex crucial for initiating symbiotic signaling in legume plants that engage in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. In the study published in Science, the researchers describe a novel technique using nanobodies to investigate and activate receptor complexes. Surprisingly, the technique also identified barley receptors with a similar function. This opens a new perspective for more sustainable agri-food systems by engineering root nodule symbiosis into important crops using their own genes.
A group of teachers at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University has joined forces with former students to develop the teaching of structural biology. The result is a whole new way of teaching computer skills, and it has been well received by new students.
Asc. Prof. Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin, Section for Molecular Plant Biology, Copenhagen University
Prof. David Drew, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University
Linking molecular cell biology, biophysics and structural biology at Aarhus University
PhD defense, Friday 3 February 2023, Laust Bavnhøj
PhD defence, Friday 2 December 2022. Asger Givskov Jørgensen