New research carried out by a team of researchers from the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, shows that a very small bird – the little auk (søkonge) – has a very large effect on both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems in the remote Arctic region.
Poul Nissen, Professor at Aarhus University, is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Through his research, Poul Nissen has clarified in detail, among other things, how ions and nutrients are transported into and out of cells. This fundamental knowledge is very significant for…
The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.
You can now vote for the best research result in 2016. In the list of results that rocked Danish science during the last year, you will find two discoveries made by Aarhus researchers. Each in its own way challenges our ability to see and influence the world of physics.
Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.
As of 1 January 2017, Lars Arge is the new chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences. Lars Arge has been a member of the council since January 2013 and vice-chair since January 2015.
GIANT study finds rare, influential genetic changes related to height. Research findings in this area may help to develop new types of drugs.
Quantum computers will be itsy-bitsy tiny, when they arrive – right? Wrong! At least the first ones will occupy an area of 100 square metres, according to a paper published in Science Advances (1 February 2017). Grab a file and a quantum soldering iron, clear the parking area and get started!
A new study has made it possible to put figures on a number of theories for the way the ice sheet in West Greenland has developed over the last million years. This provides renewed insight and understanding of the ice movements and mountain erosion, giving specific substance to several key theories. Behind the new discovery is a young PhD student,…
Never before has Aarhus University had so few vacant places for the winter intake of Bachelor of Engineering students.
Professor Birgit Schiøtt has been appointed head of the Department of Chemistry for a period of five years. She has been acting head of department here for the last two years.
Niels Damgaard Hansen has been reappointed as administration centre manager as of 1 February 2017.
The Greater Mara is a large area covering 668,500 hectares in south-western Kenya. The animal life is completely unique and the area is home to the famous Maasai tribe. New research now shows that the area is seriously threatened by human-induced changes, and that fencing is shooting up on an unprecedented scale and at a rapid pace.
Last week, some of the leading materials researchers in the world got together in Odense. They agreed on the last details of DanMAX – the forthcoming Danish instrument on the large new MAX IV X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden.
By studying a large protein (the C1 protein) with X-rays and electron microscopy, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have established a new model for how an important part of the innate immune system is activated. The activation of the C1 protein is a fundamental mechanism in immunology, and therefore the new research results also have…