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Poul Nissen receives DKK 40 million (USD 6 million) from the Lundbeck Foundation's professor programme to conduct ground-breaking brain research. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2019.12.10 | Grant

Poul Nissen receives the Lundbeck Foundation's professor grant

The Lundbeck Foundation is awarding grants worth DKK 232 million (USD 34 million) to six leading neuroscientists. The LF Professorships programme is the Foundation’s largest grant allocation to date.

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen

2019.11.26 | Grant

Understanding how cholesterol enters the cell

Uptake of cholesterol needs to be tightly controlled, and too much cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease and other maladies. With a grant of DKK 4.5 mio from the Carlsberg Foundation, Bjørn Panyella Pedersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, will aim at uncovering parts of this essential process.…

With a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme, Peter Refsing Andersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and AIAS, Aarhus University, will uncover the strategies used by DNA parasites to evade the genomic defence mechanisms. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2019.11.19 | Grant

Revealing how genes fight each other for space in the genome

Spread of DNA parasites can destroy important genes, so all forms of life have evolved genome defence mechanisms to keep the parasites in check. With a grant of DKK 6.2 mio. from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme, Peter Refsing Andersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and AIAS, Aarhus University,…

Assistant Professor Lasse Sommer Kristensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. Photo: Lundbeckfonden

2019.11.06 | Grant

Researcher will improve diagnoses for cancer

More knowledge about so-called circular RNA could improve the ability to make more accurate diagnoses and predict how the individual patient will respond to certain types of cancer drugs. Lasse Sommer Kristensen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, receives DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation for the project.

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…

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, Research

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.

2019.06.28 | Awards

The receipients of the Kjeld Marcher PhD Award 2019

Sofie H. Lautrup and Oskar Franch were awarded the Kjeld Marcker PhD Award 2019 at the annual meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 28 June 2019.

2019.06.28 | Awards

Teachers of the year

Pia Møller Martensen and Søren Kirk Amstrup were awarded the prizes as teacher of the year and the student teacher of the year 2019, respectively, at the Annual Meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 28 June 2018.

The Plant Molecular Biology Group from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus (from left): Assistant Professor Simon Kelly, Associate Professor Simona Radutoiu, Assistant Professor Dugald Reid, Associate Professor Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, Assistant Professor Kasper Røjkjær Andersen and Professor Jens Stougaard. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen/AU.

2019.06.12 | Grant

An international research team receives EUR 27 million to develop more productive crops

As part of an international research team, plant researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU, have been awarded EUR 27 million (DKK 203 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation - of which EUR 6.7 million (DKK 50 million) goes to the plant researchers from Aarhus University. The research project aims at creating basic…

At the CytoPad centre, researchers will use advanced immunization techniques to produce antibodies from mice and llamas. Click on the graphic to see it full size. Graphic: Daniel Otzen
Daniel Otzen enhances his research into Parkinsonism by DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU.

2019.05.28 | Grant

DKK 10 million for research into Parkinson's disease

Daniel Otzen from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)/Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics received DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to develop new and better methods to diagnose and prevent Parkinson's disease, among other things using antibodies from llamas.

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