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Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

2018.05.29 |

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou has died

Medical doctor and physiologist from Aarhus University, Emeritus Professor Jens Christian Skou, recipient of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on 28 May 2018. He was 99 years old.

Figure: Toomas Silla.

2018.05.16 |

New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered

Gene expression involves mRNA transport from its place of synthesis to the cytoplasm where protein translation occurs. However, many non-coding RNA species do not follow this flow and new data now demonstrate how cells prevent the unwanted export of RNA and instead ensure nuclear degradation.

For some hours last February, the magnificent view from the Physics cafeteria on the seventh floor was no match for the new insights into entrepreneurship being gained by engineering students. Photo: Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit.
ESHIP: Navigating Uncertainty is a board game for teams, with counters, cards, dice and everything. It may all sound a little old-fashioned, but it is also intuitive, like a computer game. Photo: Jeanette E. Møberg.

2018.05.16 |

Yet another award for ESHIP

The entrepreneurship education game, ESHIP: Navigating Uncertainty, has received a silver medal at the International Serious Play Awards for its innovative approach to education through gaming – also called Gamification. The board game was developed by Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit, the head of SciTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and this is the…

A single cable bacteria filament (about 1 cm long) stretches from sediment (far left) to oxygen (far right) Photo: Jesper Tataru Bjerg

2018.05.07 |

Voltage loss in cable bacteria

An international research group has shed new light on cable bacteria. Using laser light, researchers have followed electrons as they travel through the current-conducting bacteria, and on the basis of the electrical potential in the bacteria, they have calculated that the bacteria because of voltage loss cannot function efficiently at depths…

[Translate to English:] (foto: AU Foto)

2018.05.17 |

Millions of DKK for non-earmarked research

The Independent Research Fund Denmark has allocated funding to 27 researchers at Science and Technology.

The framework for Aarhus University's physical development in the years ahead was presented at a mass meeting on 2 May 2018. This includes consolidating engineering activities at Katrinebjerg. (Graphics: AART Architects)
ST in the future: a life science cluster across the University Park connects MBG with BIOS and AGRO, a strong technology axis links the engineering activities to natural-sciences subjects at campus, and ind the middle the strongly integrated teaching environment will be extended and function as a hub for study activities. (Illustration: ST Communication).

2018.05.01 |

ST to consolidate Aarhus activities on campus and at Katrinebjerg

The framework for Aarhus University's physical development in the years ahead was presented at a mass meeting on 2 May 2018. For ST, this means that, after a long wait, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics will be consolidated in University City; it means moving from Kalø and Silkeborg and gathering life-science activities in the…

Professor Troels Skrydstrup (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2018.05.02 |

Efficient and mild synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant chemical motif

Danish-Belgian collaboration headed by Aarhus University professor, Troels Skrydstrup, is the source of a an improved way to create certain flourine-containing substructures, which have shown several beneficial medical properties.

2018.04.24 |

A non-coding RNA lasso catches proteins in breast cancer cells

A Danish-German research team has shown that not only the where and when of long non-coding RNA expression is important for their function but also the how. The results can have a big impact on our understanding of dynamic regulation of gene expression in biological processes.

2018.04.18 |

The ministry has approved three new IT degree programmes at Aarhus University

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science just approved three new IT industry-oriented new degree programmes: two BSc and one MSc.

Aarhus University signed a cooperation agreement with the China Geological Survey this week. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Niels Christian Nielsen, dean at Science and Technology, and Wang Yan, director of the China Geological Survey, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand research collaboration within bioscience and geoscience at Aarhus University. (Photo: Lars Kruse) 
At the same time, a more specific project cooperation agreement was concluded to establish a global infrastructure in coastal marsh and swamp areas. The agreement was signed by Siyuan Ye, director of the Key Laboratory of Coastal Wetland Biogeosciences under the China Geological Survey, and Hans Brix, head of department at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2018.04.17 |

Aarhus University signs cooperation agreement with the China Geological Survey

A delegation from the China Geological Survey visited Aarhus University on 10 April to sign a cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to expand research collaboration within bioscience and geoscience.

The Alumni Day was an opportunity to learn more about the latest research within various fields. These alumni from the Department of Bioscience are hearing about drone technology. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Esben Ejsing, alumnus from the Department of Mathematics.
Mette Kølbæk Christensen, alumna from the Department of Geoscience.
Tram Boo Ngoc Nguyen, alumna from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

2018.04.18 |

Well-attended Alumni Day at Science and Technology

More than 1,300 former students and employees visited their former academic environment on Thursday 5 April to see old fellow students and teachers, to attend presentations of the latest research within their fields of expertise, and to tour the laboratories and see new research facilities.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a total of twelve investigator grants in the life sciences and biomedical field.
Mikkel Heide Schierup, Professor, Centre for Bioinformatics, Aarhus University (Photo: AU)
Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (Photo: AU)
Peter Refsing Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (Photo: AU)

2018.04.05 |

Three multi-million grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted three researchers from Science and Technology DKK 10 million each for research projects in the life sciences and biomedical field.

[Translate to English:] Fra åbningsceremonien: (fv) Jens Peter Holst Lauritsen fra Novo Nordisk Fonden, Jørgen Kjems, Kurt V. Gothelf og Ken Howard fra iNANO / CEMBID og iNANOs centerleder, Trolle Linderoth. Foto: Roar Paaske.
Jens Peter Holst Lauritsen fra Novo Nordisk Fonden fortalte om CEMBIDs store potentiale. Foto: Roar Paaske.

2018.04.18 |

Launch of the multifunctional drugs of the future

There is enormous potential in the research now being taken up by the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) at Aarhus University. The aim is to create a new generation of drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat cancer and atherosclerosis – which together account for two-thirds of the causes of death globally.

The concept of a multifunctional drug resembles that of the Swiss army knives, which are available in many different versions according to the needs of the users. Foto: Andrew Toskin / CC BY-SA 2.0
A graphical representation of a new multifunctional drug: the gray mesh represents the platform of DNA strand mounted with drug molecules (red), an isotope for illumination (orange), targeting ligand molecules (blue), self-penetrating peptides (purple) and albumin binders for transport (green). Grafics: Kurt V. Gothelf.
Professor Kurt V. Gothelf heads the new Centre for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design. Photo: Lars Svankjær.

2018.03.27 |

Drugs of the future: Swiss army knives in pill form

Researchers at Aarhus University are developing a new method for making multifunctional drugs that can be assembled quickly and inexpensively according to the needs of the individual patient

2018.03.15 |

A small protein with many applications

Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama-antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment of, e.g., kidney diseases.

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