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The Danish research team behind the new results (from left): Jan K. Jensen, Michael Etzerodt, Anette Kjems and Bjarne Jochimsen (photo: Lisbeth Heilesen)
The Norwegian research team: Kaare Bjerregaard-Andersen, J. Preben Morth and Theis Sommer (photo: Oslo University)
Identification of two entrances to the active site, a combined water and proton channel and a substrate and product channel (figure: Kaare Bjerregaard-Andersen)

2014.06.30 | Research

Norwegian - Danish collaboration uncovers proton channel in a bacterial enzyme

A scientific collaboration between researchers from the University of Oslo and Aarhus University has revealed an unexpected channel for removal of protons in the enzyme isatin hydrolase.

At the beginning of an infection, the viral RNA is released inside the cell. The cellular protein RIG-I detects the viral RNA and initiates a defence mechanism that leads to the expression of the protein OASL. Later during the infection – when OASL is present in the infected cell – RIG-I recognises the viral RNA again , but by interacting with OASL, the initiated defence mechanism is enhanced, thereby fending of the virus more efficiently.

2014.06.23 | Public / media

Viral infections could be stopped by boosting natural protein

An international research team has published results showing that boosting the protein OASL may help the body to detect and fend off certain viral infections on its own. The discovery could lead to new, more effective treatments for many dangerous viruses such as hepatitis C and influenza.

2014.06.23 | Awards

Thomas Birkballe receives ST Science Award 2014

During ST's summer celebration on 20 June 2014, six ST awards were given. Postdoc Thomas Birkballe Hansen from MBG/iNANO received the ST Science Award.

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen (Photo: the Danish Council for Independent Research)
Sapere Aude: DFF-research leaders with Chairman of the Board Peter Munk Christiansen and Minister of Research Sofie Carsten Nielsen. Bjørn: front row, no. two from the right. (Photo: the Danish Council for Independent Research)

2014.06.18 | Public / media

Sapere Aude grant awarded to Bjørn Panyella Pedersen

With a Sapere Aude Starting Grant of more than DKK 7 million from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Bjørn P. Pedersen is assured of the best possible chance to return to Denmark and establish a structural biology research group at Aarhus University.

2014.06.18 | Public / media

Six researchers from MBG receive grants from the Danish Coucil for Independent Research

Jan J. Enghild, Kim Henrik Hebelstrup, Ian Max Møller, Lene Niemann Nejsum, Daniel Otzen and Claus Oxvig from MBG have all received large grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research.

The novel online learning platform has been developed to support the written exam skills of university students.
Associate Professor Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has developed the novel learning platform that will now be opened up to a wider audience at Aarhus University and other institutions in Denmark and abroad. Photo: Inger Marie Lindeman Olsen.

2014.06.11 | Public / media

Novel learning platform developed at AU

Today, Wednesday 11 June 2014, a novel learning platform is launched at Aarhus University, curriculearn.dk. The platform has been developed by Associate Professor Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) and will be presented to the public on Thursday afternoon at a workshop at the conference "Frontiers in…

Deep roots help crops acquire water and nutrients. With the aid of new gene technologies scientists are developing crops with deeper roots. Photo: Colourbox

2014.06.10 | Public / media, Knowledge exchange

Deep roots are the root of all good

Scientists are developing deep-rooted crops for better uptake of water and nutrients. This will make the plants more robust and better able to cope with the expected effects of climate change on the weather and will ensure better growth and higher yields.

New gene technologies will be used to make Danish malt barley even better. Photo: Colourbox

2014.06.10 | Public / media, Knowledge exchange

Better beer with better barley

New genetic technologies have revolutionised animal breeding. Now the same technologies and models can be used to better Danish malting barley.