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RNA Biology and Innovation

RNA plays a central role in all organisms, from the simplest viruses to the largest and most complex animals. The section's research seeks to understand the fundamental roles that RNA plays in living beings, as well as applications of RNA or RNA-inspired technology in biotechnology and biomedicine.

The section studies the basic mechanisms behind RNA's functionality, production, translation and degradation as well as RNA's role in healthy and diseased cells, among others, in the immune system. The section works with the development of RNA technological concepts and pharmacological application of RNA. The basic scientific discoveries and developed technologies can have an impact on human health and disease.

The section's research is based on RNA virus' molecular biology, RNA biology, innate immunology, drug delivery and RNA/DNA nanotechnology, among others. In addition, the section works with a wide range of methods in cell-free systems, cultured cells and laboratory animals. The section has a number of projects that are directly linked to the clinical application of RNA technology.

The section is active in basic science research, patenting, industrial collaborations, clinical collaborations and the establishment of start-up companies.

Professors

Rune Hartmann

Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Torben Heick Jensen

Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Jørgen Kjems

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Finn Skou Pedersen

Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Associate Professors

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Associate professor Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center - INANO-MBG, iNANO-huset

Peter Ebert Andersen

AIAS-COFUND Fellow, Assistant Professor Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Christian Kroun Damgaard

Associate professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Charlotte Rohde Knudsen

Associate professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom

Associate professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Assistant Professor

Thomas Birkballe Hansen

Assistant Professor Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Academic employees

Søren Lykke-Andersen

Member of Academic Staff Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation

Manfred Schmid

Member of Academic Staff Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and Innovation