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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.

The new basic research centre is directed by Professor Lars Peter Nielsen, and will reveal more secrets of the electrical bacteria. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University

2017.04.20 |

How do bacteria act with built-in electrical wires?

Six years after the sensational discovery of cable bacteria, the Danish National Research Foundation is now awarding a grant of up to DKK 56 million to the Centre for Electromicrobiology at Aarhus University.

Professor Jørgen Kjems is Director of iNANO and will now also be Director of the Centre for Cellular Signal Patterns. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University

2017.04.20 |

New centre will decipher the language of cells

A new basic research centre – CellPAT – will identify how cells ‘talk’ to each other, and thereby make it possible to prevent or correct the type of communication errors that lead to illness.

HM Queen Margrethe II presented the award to Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen on 19 April 2017 at a ceremony at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. (Photo: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters)
Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen. (Photo: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters)

2017.04.20 |

Queen Margrethe II’s Science Award goes to Professor of Crystallography

Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University, received Queen Margrethe II’s Science Award on 19 April 2017. The award is presented to an outstanding researcher by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

(Photo: Peter Bondo)

2017.04.20 |

Seaweed for food products, animal feed, and a better marine environment in Denmark

Does it make sense to cultivate and use seaweed in Denmark, and can the seaweed contribute to a better marine environment? These questions will be in focus in a large new project involving researchers, companies, authorities and interest groups. The VILLUM FOUNDATION and the VELUX FOUNDATION are supporting the project with a grant of DKK 10…

2017.04.19 |

Mapping of genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury

An international research team led by Professor Jacob George of Storr Liver Centre in Sydney, Australia - with the participation of researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University - has mapped the human genetic properties affecting the degree of liver injury in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

2017.04.07 |

New research concerning an immune system accelerator leads the way for treatment of infections and cancer

New research results give an improved basic scientific understanding of how the innate immune system works, which – among other things – opens up for new possibilities for the treatment of various diseases.

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