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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

2015.11.03 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Breeding confident mink has side benefits

When you select for confident mink in the breeding programme, you also get a better fur quality according to a study from Aarhus University. The study also shows that behaviour has a higher heritability than previously thought.

To the left, an illustration of the principle behind Spiegelmers. Normal aptamers are formed from D-nucleotides also used for RNA and DNA, whereas the Spiegelmers are constructed from L-nucleotides. The two molecules are therefore perfect mirror-images of each other. To the right is shown the three-dimensional structure of the Spiegelmer from the German company NOXXON Pharma AG bound to the inflammatory protein C5a determined by the scientists at Aarhus University through X-ray crystallography. Figure: Laure Yatime.

2015.05.05 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Aarhus scientists look through the mirror to reveal the secrets of a new drug

Research results from Aarhus University can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs.

At Aarhus University, making a contribution to addressing society’s challenges through research is viewed as a natural part of our mission. In Denmark as well as internationally. To do so requires an interdisciplinary effort.

2014.09.22 | Research, Knowledge exchange

Modern genetechnology helps ensure the food supply of the future

Genomic selection has revolutionised livestock breeding in Denmark. Now scientists from AU are on the brink of being able to apply detailed analyses of the genome to plant breeding. This is an important step towards ensuring a sustainable food supply for the 8 billion people who will inhabit the planet in the future.

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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