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With this grant, Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom (to the right) hopes to identify uncharacterized RNA modifications with a role in splicing and cancer and in the long term use this knowledge to develop drugs targeted against RNA modifications. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2019.10.23 | Grant

Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom receives the Lundbeck Foundation's Ascending Investigator grant of DKK 5 million

Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom from the Department of Molecular Genetics, AU, receives DKK 5 mio. (EUR 670,000) from the Lundbeck Foundation and their new grant scheme aimed at experienced researchers for projects with potential for significant scientific findings within biomedical research. The aim of the project is to identify RNA modifications with a…

The fruit fly (<em>Drosophila melanogaster</em>) is a fantastic model organism, which has contributed to major scientific breakthroughs (photo: Torsten Nygård Kristensen, Aalborg University)
Up to three-quarters of all identified human disease genes are found in a similar version in the fruit fly, and there is also a high degree of similarity between the nervous system of humans and insects (photo: Aalborg University)

2019.10.09 | Research

Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. In a study on fruit flies, researchers from Aarhus University and Aalborg University have found that gene mapping can also be used to predict response to a given treatment. This knowledge is crucial for the development of personalised…

Photo: Colourbox

2019.10.03 | Research

Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate

A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is possible to create more flood-tolerant crops that can withstand flooding. An international research team with the participation of Associate Professor Kim Hebelstrup from the Department of Molecular Biology and…