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Transport of molecular motors into cilia

Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm cells are recognized and specifically transported into the tail region of the cell. This knowledge can pave the way for a better understanding of disease causing mutations causing sterility.

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New grant type brings talented researcher to Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has launched a new grant type – the NNF Young Investigator Award program – which provides individual grants of DKK 20 million over seven years to attract highly talented younger scientists to Denmark.

Esben Lorentzen is the first to receive this award to establish a research group at Aarhus University from 1 December 2016. He comes from a position as group leader at Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried, Tyskland, where he has been working since 2009.

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