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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

Associate Professor Ken Howard, head of the NanoPharmaceutical Lab at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center / Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

2017.07.06 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Researchers define together with industry the intracellular recycling pathway of human serum albumin

Collaborative work between the NanoPharmaceutical Lab at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Novozymes owned company Albumedix have uncovered a neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn)-dependent endosomal cellular sorting pathway. This has great importance in describing fundamental mechanisms…

Scientists have developed a wheat with a specific ability to increase the digestibility of phosphorus and other important minerals. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.30 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Unique wheat passes the test

A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat increases P and Ca digestibility.

The atomic structure of C5 (blue) bound to the C5-binding part of eculizumab (yellow) shows how eculizumab blocks the cleavage of C5 in blood circulation. This rescues the red blood cells (red disks) from disruption. In real life the proteins are 500 times smaller than the red blood cells. Figure: Janus Asbjørn Schatz-Jakobsen.

2016.06.03 | Research, Knowledge exchange

The therapeutic antibody eculizumab caught in action

In collaboration with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., scientists from Aarhus University have used X-rays to understand how the therapeutic antibody eculizumab prevents our immune system from destroying red blood cells and damaging kidney tissue.

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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 - Gene Expression and Gene Medicine

Contact person regarding industrial collaboration with students

Michael Etzerodt

Associate professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Protein science