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Dennis Kjølhede Jeppesen receives Young Investigator grant from VILLUM FONDEN


The recipients of the Young Investigator grant 2020 from VILLUM FONDEN. Dennis Kjølhede Jeppesen is number seven from the right. Photo: VILLUM FONDEN/Thomas Frandsen
Dennis Kjølhede Jeppesen (photo: private)

2020.01.24 | Grant

Dennis Kjølhede Jeppesen receives Young Investigator grant from VILLUM FONDEN

Every year, the VILLUM FONDEN supports research talent with the ambition to create their own independent research profiles, and this will now be possible for Dennis K. Jeppesen who – with a five-year grant of DKK 10 million – can return from the US to set up his own research group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus…

<em>Lotus japonicus</em>. Photo: Niels Sandal, Aarhus University

2020.01.14 | Research

Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates

In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international research team has pinpointed areas of the genome that are affected during local adaptation to contrasting climates. This new insight into local adaptation…

The programme consisted of both lectures, theoretical tests, and two practical laboratory tests. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen/AU Foto 
Carl Munkholm, Virum Gymnasium. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen/AU Foto
Andrea Rosenvang Mathiesen, Favrskov Gymnasium. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen/AU Foto
Dania Al-Hamdani, Borupgaard Gymnasium. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto

2020.01.13 | Education

The Danish Olympic team in biology visits the Departments of Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics

Last week, the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Biology organised the 17th Danish semifinal in the Biology Olympiad for secondary school students from all over the country. Half of the students advanced to the national final.


Wed 29 Jan
11:00-13:00 | 3140-114, Meeting Room 5, Science Park
Qualifying exam: Understanding Microbial Defence Systems
René L. Bærentsen
Thu 30 Jan
13:00-15:00 | Location 3140-110, Meeting room 4, Gustav Wieds Vej 10 A-B
Qualifying exam: A structural view on bacterial phosphonate starvation and how it can help us understand degradation of stable phosphate compounds
Søren Kirk Amstrup
Fri 31 Jan
13:15-15:15 | 1590-213, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14
Qualifying exam: RNA-bases modules for DNA nanorobots
Nestor Sampedro Vallina