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Protein crop’s potential unlocked by deciphering anti-nutrient biosynthesis



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Researchers have identified the VC1 gene as responsible for the production of anti-nutrients vicine and convicine that make people sensitive to the faba bean  (photo: Frederick Stoddard, University of Helsinki)

2021.07.06 | Research

Protein crop’s potential unlocked by deciphering anti-nutrient biosynthesis

Faba beans are an excellent source of food protein, but about 4% of the world’s population are afflicted by favism, which renders them sensitive to the faba bean anti-nutrients vicine and convicine. Now, an international research team has identified the VC1 gene as responsible for the production of these compounds.

Ebbe S. Andersen has received the Danish polymer Prize - ATV | Elastyrenprisen 2021. Chairman of the Prize committee Niels Chr. Nielsen also gave the prize to Associate Professor Anders Egede Daugaard (DTU). Photo: Tom Jersø

2021.06.22 | Awards

Ebbe Sloth Andersen honoured by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

Associate Professor Ebbe S. Andersen is awarded the Danish polymer prize, Elastyrenprisen 2021, for being internationally recognized and pioneer within biopolymer research, including RNA origami. The award is given by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).

Professor Poul Nissen awarded Anders Jahre's major medical award in 2021 for his research in membrane proteins. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2021.06.10 | Awards

Professor Poul Nissen awarded the Anders Jahre medical prize 2021

One of Scandinavia’s most prestigious research honours, the Anders Jahre Medical Prize, has been conferred on Professor Poul Nissen of Aarhus University. The prize has been awarded in recognition of Professor Nissen’s groundbreaking research on the structure and function of membrane proteins. His work has advanced our understanding of a variety of…

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