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Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates

In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international research team has pinpointed areas of the genome that are affected during local adaptation to contrasting climates. This new insight into local adaptation represents an important first step towards future development of crops that are resilient to climate change.

Researchers discover how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants

An international team of researchers has discovered how legumes are able to tell helpful and harmful invading bacteria apart. The research has implications for improving the understanding of how other plants, animals and humans interact with bacteria in their environment and defend themselves against hostile infections. These findings can have profound implications for both agricultural research and medical science.

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Plant leads the way to improved individualised cancer treatment

Scientists from Aarhus University and Aalborg Hospital have used a plant as a model system to identify a new mechanism of action for chemotherapy that has been in use since the 1960s. This discovery now provides a basis for clinical trials designed to exploit the new knowledge to improve individualised cancer therapy.

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Large research grants,Honorary awards, etc.

New grant for improving faba bean yield and protein quality

With a grant of DKK 15 million (EUR 2M) from the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) - a programme under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark - Danish researchers and breeders will develop new faba bean cultivars for use as a locally grown alternative to imported soy protein.

Enough nitrogen for organic farming

One of the major challenges in organic farming is maintaining a positive balance in the nitrogen cycle. Nitrogen is an important nutrient for plants, but it is removed from the soil whenever crops are harvested. It can therefore be difficult to maintain a sufficiently high level of accessible nitrogen in the soil without using artificial fertilisers. A new research project intends to change this with a grant of DKK 17 mio. from the Innovation Fund Denmark to Stig Uggerhøj Andersen.

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Large grant for studying new technologies for plant breeding

Stig Uggerhøj Andersen from the Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, has been awarded a DKK 5.6 million grant for three years from The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences to carry out research on the implementation of new sequencing technology in plant breeding.

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