News

2016.01.19 |

Nature’s precision weapons aimed at cancer

We neither see them nor hear them, but lethal battles are constantly being fought everywhere around us with some of the world’s most sophisticated weapons. Nature is a good place to look for new agents against cancer. Read more (in Danish only) here.

Professor Søren Rud Keiding is the new Vice-Dean for Research at Science and Technology. Photo: Poul Nyholm

2015.12.18 |

New Vice-Dean for Research at Science and Technology, Aarhus University

Professor Søren Rud Keiding is the new Vice-Dean for Research at Science and Technology.

In some ways, Hollywood director James Cameron was onto something when he made the film <em>Avatar</em>, where nature is connected as a whole unit. In collaboration with an international research team, Professor Jens M. Olesen, Aarhus University, has now revealed that nature has an age-old network below the ground, which has contributed since the beginning of time to the way nature has organised itself. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.12.18 |

The ‘dark network’ of the plants has turned up

Right beneath us is an age-old network in which plants and fungi have helped each other to get by for many millennia. New research shows that trees and fungi form below-ground networks that are very different from the commonly observed above-ground networks. Read the story (in Danish only) in the latest edition of RØMER.

Calving of icebergs from the Helheim Glacier in South Greenland. A trim line (transition) is visible in the background between lighter and darker mountains, showing the extent of the ice during the Little Ice Age. Information about the height of the trim lines based on aerial photos was used to calculate the mass loss of the ice sheet during the twentieth century. (Photo: Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus University)

2015.12.17 |

Missing link to the IPCC Climate Report has been found

Danish researchers have found that the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet contributed up to 18% of the total sea level rise in the twentieth century.

2015.12.14 |

Sapere Aude grants awarded to seven young researchers at Science and Technology

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has just awarded DFF-Research Talent grants amounting to more than DKK 500,000 in the Sapere Aude career programme.

2015.12.11 |

The world’s smallest terrorist: Virus hijacks protein machine and then kills the host

A research team has established how a virus exploits one of its host’s proteins when the virus is about to replicate its genetic material during an infection. The discovery may potentially form the basis for the development of new methods for treating viral infections.

Graphics: Huajie Liu, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics

2015.12.11 |

DNA contains a large library of tables

In collaboration with Chinese colleagues, Professor Kurt Vesterager Gothelf has developed a new type of DNA computer that is unable to calculate, but can look things up in a library of results. These are very large tables that provide interesting prospects for combating disease in the future.

2015.12.08 |

Final of the Dean’s Challenge 2015 – students bursting with ideas

The final of the Dean’s Challenge was held on Friday afternoon. The competitors presented their ideas in three categories – Health Technology, Climate/Energy, and Food – and the winners were selected by the jury and Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen.

2015.12.02 |

Environmental research at Aarhus University in the world’s elite

Environmental research at Aarhus University is the best in Denmark and ranks as number 27 in the world in the U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings.

The students have had a month to develop their ideas, where the order of the day has been innovation and interdisciplinarity. The battle between the best takes place on Friday. (Photo: NOVA)

2015.12.02 |

Open the gate to the future

After a month of hard work, Aarhus University students are facing the culmination of the Dean’s Challenge on Friday 4 December. They have taken up the challenge to find solutions to some of the major societal problems of the future, and now it is time to find a winner.

2015.12.02 |

Gain new knowledge and inspiration – take a short supplementary training course in biology

Do you need knowledge about the latest research and tools in your job? Aarhus University scientists are offering research-based training courses on a number of relevant nature and environment subjects. Read more (in Danish only) here.