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Ebbe S. Andersen receives 10 mio from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)
Researchers from the Andersen Lab for Biomolecular Design who developed the RNA-based technology platform (Photo: Nestor Sampedro)
Illustration of (A) RNA origami scaffolds that can be produced in cells, (B) RNA scaffolds for enzymatic cascades, (C) Function of RNA scaffolds and sensors in cells. (Ill.: Ebbe S. Andersen)

2020.07.03 | Grant

DKK 10 million for developing nanoscale assembly lines for biotechnological production

Ebbe S. Andersen is awarded a DKK 10 million Ascending Investigator Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Research Leader Programme. The research project aims at using recently developed RNA nanotechnology-based assembly lines, sensors and nanorobots to improve biochemical reactions inside cells. The potential outcome will be improved bacterial…

Jørgen Kjems (left) og Morten T. Venø describes in an article in PNAS, how expression of non-coding RNA changes during epileptic seizures in rodents (Photo: Anne Færch Nielsen)

2020.06.25 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Large-scale data sets identify small RNAs with a role in epilepsy

A new paper from Jørgen Kjems' group at iNANO and MBG describes how expression of non-coding RNA changes during epileptic seizures in rodents. The authors found that inhibiting a specific set of microRNAs (miRNAs) by antisense technology reduced seizure frequency in a mouse model, suggesting that these RNA molecules could serve as possible targets…

Joseph A. Lyons receives DKK 10 million from Lundbeckfonden to study lipid transport (photo: Lisbeth Heilesen)

2020.06.16 | Grant

Joseph Lyons receives DKK 10 million from Lundbeckfonden to study cell membranes

Joseph Lyons is one of the nine talented researchers who will become a Lundbeckfonden fellow in 2020. And the grant that comes with the appointment enables him to establish his own research group and devote himself to research for the next five years at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics/DANDRITE, Aarhus University.

Together with researchers from The Crick Institute in the UK, Hans Henrik Gad (left) and Rune Hartmann have published results in Science describing how an immune response prevents the rebuilding of damaged lung tissue after infection with viruses such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2020.06.11 | Research

Signal substance that can potentially be used to treat COVID-19 also has negative effects

It is difficult wage war without causing collateral damage , and the same goes for our immune system when it has to fight viral infections, such as influenza and COVID-19. Research by a team from The Crick Institute and Aarhus University describes how an immune response prevents the rebuilding of damaged lung tissue after infection with viruses…

Events

Wed 05 Aug
09:15-10:00 | The science park conference room (3130-303)
MBG Focus Talk: Daan van Aalten: The O-GlcNAc modification and its role in neurodevelopmental delay
Wed 12 Aug
09:00-15:00 | The symposium will take place as a virtual event
MBG Young Investigator Symposium 2020
Wed 19 Aug
15:00-17:00 | iNano foyer, building 1590
Welcome reception for Dean Kristian Pedersen
The university invites partners, staff and students to a welcome reception for Dean Kristian Pedersen 19 August 2020.
Thu 27 Aug
09:00-13:00 | Sandbjerg Estate
PhD conference

PhD defences

Søren Fjelstrup

2020.06.29 | PhD defense

Søren Fjelstrup: Using an artificial tongue to detect cancer

PhD defence, Monday 29 June 2020, Søren Fjelstrup.