Professor Clive Sabel, Department of Environmental Science, will lead the Big Data Centre for Environment and Health. (Foto: Aarhus Universitet).

2018.01.12 |

Environmental impacts on health to be studied with a multi-million grant

Professor Clive Sabel has received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme to establish the Big Data Centre for Environment and Health at the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University.

[Translate to English:] Professor Kurt V. Gothelf, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, will head the new Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID). (Foto: Lars Svankjær).

2018.01.12 |

Millions to develop multi-functional drugs

Professor Kurt V. Gothelf has received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme to establish the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University.

2018.01.12 |

DKK 120 million for Aarhus University from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Two researchers from Science and Technology have each received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme to establish two new interdisciplinary research centres: one for biomolecular medicine and the other for environment and health.

2018.01.15 |

Danish researchers reveal how the MRSA bacterium handles stress

An international team of researchers has revealed a fundamental mechanism responsible for handling stress in staphylococci when they are exposed to antibiotics. It is expected that the research results eventually can be used to develop new antibiotics that circumvent such stress mechanisms.

(Photo: Colourbox)

2018.01.11 |

Breakthrough in solar driven organic synthesis using cheap catalyst

Researchers from the groups of Flemming Besenbacher and Nina Lock at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University and Synfuels China Technology Co. Ltd. demonstrate the commercial potential of solar driven N-N coupling reactions in a new study published in Nature Communications.

A picture of dark sunspots and bright diffuse faculae (best seen around the edges). The study shows how the larger mix of heavy elements leave the spots unchanged, while increasing the contrast of the bright diffuse faculae. Photo: NASA / SDO

2018.01.18 |

Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun's variability and climate effect

A new study of a star almost identical to the Sun brings us closer to understanding the physical mechanism behind the solar cycle, and could help us understand how the Sun affects our climate.

2018.01.03 |

Researchers reveal dual role for human RNA decay factor

Rearchers at Aarhus University have characterized the human RNA decay factor ZC3H18 and discovered its unanticipated role in the production of protein-coding RNA. The new study, published this week in Cell Reports, therefore reveals a double-faced activity of ZC3H18 in nuclear RNA fate decisions.

2017.12.18 |

A Channel in the Heart of the Matter

How cells control the movement of ions, electrically charged species, in and out of the cell is a grand puzzle, whose completion will allow a thorough fundamental understanding of human physiology. A Danish-American team of researchers has found a piece of the puzzle with their determination of two structures of the human calcium-activated cation…

2017.12.12 |

Aarhus University opens large new innovation factory

Engineering students are full of good ideas that can help solve some of the world’s many problems. The Aarhus University School of Engineering is therefore kicking off a new initiative that – in collaboration with researchers and companies – will get the students’ ideas to flourish.

2017.12.11 |

Bill Gates met with researchers from Aarhus University

Bill Gates recently met with researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University to discuss the sustainable use of biological nitrogen fixation that allows legumes to use atmospheric dinitrogen as a nitrogen source.

2017.12.12 |

Researchers will turn grass into a gold mine

With a multi-million grant, researchers can speed up development of the world’s largest and most advanced biorefinery facility. Here they will convert ordinary grass to feed, food products, fuel and plastic.

2017.12.06 |

Highly educated men are more disposed to eating insects

Almost a third of Danish consumers are positively inclined to eating insects, and the majority of these are males living in the Copenhagen area. The consumers prefer processed products rather than whole insects. This is shown in a new report from Aarhus University.

The iClimate research centre covers a wide scope, and will carry out studies of areas such as the North Pole with unmanned drone missions, which will provide new insight into the processes resulting from climate change. (Photo: Colourbox) 
The centre has a holistic approach to the climate to find details in a larger perspective. This illustration shows how the different focus points will be included in the overall work. (Illustration: iClimate)

2017.12.04 |

Renewed focus on climate research at Aarhus University

A sound knowledge base is required if Denmark is to hold onto its leading position in climate research and adaptation. By establishing a strategic research centre, Aarhus University will now combine classical science, research-based public sector consultancy, engineering and social sciences, to create the prerequisites for studying the challenges…

Professor Lars Peter Nielsen flanked by Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen and Professor Liselotte Højgaard, chair of the Danish National Research Foundation. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University
Head of Department Hans Brix, Department of Bioscience, welcomes both CEM and guests to the lecture theatre. Photo: Lise Balsby
Professor Lars Peter Nielsen demonstrates how long the cable bacteria can become. Photo: Lise Balsby
Professor Liselotte Højgaard, chair of the Danish National Research Foundation, is pleased with the new basic research centre – and is certain that CEM will be worth the DKK 56 million, even if the researchers are unable to find answers to all of the questions. Photo: Lise Balsby

2017.12.04 |

Opening of the Centre for Electromicrobiology

A new basic research centre – the Centre for Electromicrobiology – was officially opened on 1 December at an event in the Lakeside Lecture Theatres. The Danish National Research Foundation is financing the centre with an initial grant of DKK 56 million.

(Photo: Colourbox)

2017.12.05 |

The soil needs carbon

For the sake of both the climate and soil fertility, it is necessary to maintain or increase the carbon content in the soil. Aarhus University researchers are taking part in a new international project to develop and disseminate knowledge in this area.

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