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Industrial collaboration

For many years, several researchers at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have been collaborating with the industrial community on various research projects - partly by establishing a specific research collaboration and partly by recruiting an industrial PhD student. Some of these projects can be seen below. Here you can also get good advice if you as a company wish to collaborate with one or more of the department's research groups.

Industrial PhD

An Industrial PhD is a three-year business-oriented research project and a PhD education, conducted in collaboration between a company, an Industrial PhD candidate and a university.  If you employ your student as an industrial PhD, an application for support for the project will be submitted to Innovation Fund Denmark, and the student will have salaried employment at your company throughout the entire industrial PhD project. 

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Examples of collaboration with industry

Jørgen Kjems is one of the participants in the ODIN projects (Photo: Screen dump from video)

2020.12.15 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Aarhus University and industry start five open research projects to pave the way for new pharmaceuticals

Jørgen Kjems and Daniel Otzen from MBG/iNANO have been chosen to participate in one of the first five research projects in the Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN) addressing five global health problems: kidney diseases, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and neurological disorders. In the projects, researchers…

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…

Based on violet carrots, Danish researchers and a Danish company will make it possible to replace more artificial colours in food with natural colours based on vegetables. The Innovation Fund has invested almost DKK 15 million (around Euro 2 million) in the project (photo: Henrik Brinch-Pedersen/AU)

2019.09.13 | Knowledge exchange, Grant

New research project may pave the way for a farewell to artificial colours in food

Based on violet carrots, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and his collaborators will make it possible to replace more artificial colours in food with natural colours based on vegetables. The Innovation Fund has invested almost DKK 15 million (around Euro 2 million) in the project.

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Contact at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Chairman of the Committee for industrial collaboration

Finn Skou Pedersen

Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Genome Expression

Contact person regarding industrial collaboration with students

Michael Etzerodt

Associate professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Protein science