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2017.05.23 |

Prize awarded to Aarhus University by the dairy industry

The Danish Dairy Board has awarded Aarhus University the Milk Prize 2017 for its basic research into the correlation between cow genetics and milk composition and quality. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.19 |

New insight into research on memory

Researchers from Denmark and England critically discuss the results of worldwide research into the mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memories in the mammalian brain.

2017.05.23 |

Great expectations to new engineering degree programme

The food industry is approaching an acute shortage of technically skilled employees who can contribute to developing new food products and sustainable production methods. A new engineering degree programme at Aarhus University will put this right. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.16 |

Danish engineers develop method to create bioplastics

Imagine a future in which plastic is sustainable, 100 per cent biodegradable, and produced without the use of chemistry. This is exactly what researchers at Aarhus University are working on right now.

2017.05.10 |

New professor in crop genetics and genomics

Torben Asp has been appointed Professor MSO in Crop Genetics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University. The appointment is effective as of 1 May 2017.

2017.05.15 |

DANDRITE receives a 5-year prolongation grant of DKK 60 million from Lundbeckfonden

The grant extends an ambitious neuroscience research initiative in Denmark and provides the DANDRITE researchers at Aarhus University with the opportunity to continue their work up until 2023. The aim is for groundbreaking, new studies of basic mechanisms in neuroscience such as in neuronal development, the processing of visual input, brain-muscle…

2017.05.08 |

New professor is an expert in improving the value and quality of crop plants

Henrik Brinch-Pedersen has been appointed Professor MSO to carry out research in cultured plants using biotechnology, molecular biology and genetics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, from 1 May 2017.

2017.05.09 |

DFF grants awarded to Science and Technology

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has awarded Research Project 1 and 2 grants to a total of 22 research projects at Science and Technology (ST).

2017.05.05 |

A mutation giving leaves with white spots has been identified

Garden and potted plants with white spots on their leaves are so popular that they are specially selected for this feature. An international research team has now identified a new mutation in the plant Lotus japonicus, which gives leaves with white spots. These results could be important for the improvement of garden and potted plants.

2017.05.04 |

Denmark’s first female wolf now conclusively documented

Researchers and volunteers have now conclusively documented the existence of a female wolf in West Jutland. The wolf has been identified as a young female from the Göritz-Klepzig pack south-west of Berlin. Read more (in Danish only) here.

Schoolchildren can now come on a voyage of discovery when Aarhus University and the Nordea Foundation launch a new communication project that will provide them with access to knowledge in a unique way. (Photos: Peter Bondo Christensen)

2017.05.02 |

‘Head in the sea’ – schoolchildren discover the wonderful world of the sea

A new teaching initiative about the Danish marine environment is now seeing the light of day. ‘Head in the sea’ is a communication project that particularly targets year 7 to 9 pupils. Via a number of interdisciplinary lessons, children and young people will have an opportunity to come in contact with the sea and experience the marine environment…

Photo: Morten Koldby

2017.04.27 |

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Susanne Bødker

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a grant of between EUR 2 and 2.5 million to Professor Susanne Bødker, Department of Computer Science, to strengthen her ground-breaking research in user interfaces for complex human use of computers.

Humpback whale mother-calf pair in Exmouth Gulf, western Australia. Mother and calf ‘whisper’ to each other to stay hidden from killer whales and male humpbacks. (Photo: Fredrik Christiansen).
Humpback whale calf wearing a Dtag in Exmouth Gulf. The tag falls off after 48 hours. (Photo: Line Hermansen)

2017.04.25 |

‘Whispering’ keeps humpbacks safe from killer whales, study finds

Newborn humpback whales ‘whisper’ to their mothers to avoid being overheard by killer whales, researchers have discovered. The recordings – the first obtained from tags directly attached to the whales – are published today in Functional Ecology .

The Danish Science Festival 2016 at Navitas in Aarhus. Two boys are playing Jacob Sherson’s game Quantum Shooter – with Jacob Sherson. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

2017.04.24 |

Jacob Sherson receives Research Communication Award

Associate Professor Jacob Sherson from Aarhus University is this year’s recipient of the Research Communication Award. The award will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary at the opening of the Danish Science Festival at the Experimentarium on 24 April.

Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit has developed a game called Eship: Navigating Uncertainty, and he is shown here instructing students at the Aarhus University School of Engineering. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby

2017.04.25 |

Play being an entrepreneur and get wiser about uncertainty

A board game developed by a lecturer at Aarhus University has won prizes for its scientific approach to teaching future entrepreneurs about themselves – and navigating safely in a world of uncertainty. Read more (in Danish only) here.

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