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2019.08.30 |

We must clarify our guidelines

Media coverage of the DCA's collaboration with external stakeholders on the climate impact of beef has demonstrated a number of unsatisfactory circumstances behind the production of the report.

Headed by Esben Auken (centre), researchers at Geoscience are testing the new technology in a field west of Aarhus. Here seen with a key collaboration partner in the project, Irene Wiborg from SEGES (agricultural consultancy), and postdoc Pradip Maurya, who is preparing the measuring equipment for the test. Photo: Dorthe Lundh
Preliminary research results show that geophysical measuring equipment towed by an ATV can map out the subsurface and thereby identify where fertiliser from agriculture risks spilling into the aquatic environment. Photo: Dorthe Lundh

2019.08.30 |

New geophysical technology paves the way for a cleaner aquatic environment

Within a few years, it may be possible to better target the use of nitrogen by agriculture. Research at Aarhus University has resulted in a concept for mapping the geological strata of individual fields, which is one of the unknown, but important, links in understanding how nitrogen flows from field to fjord. Learn more about the research in the…

Science and Technology welcomed its new students on Wednesday 21 August. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU PHOTO.
The official welcome for the majority of the students took place in the Lakeside Lecture Theatres. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU PHOTO.
The easily recognisable student advisers in coloured T-shirts made sure that the new students could find their way. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU PHOTO.
More than 300 'old' students helped enormously as student advisers to give the new students a good start to their life at the university. They deserve a special thank-you! Photo: Lars Kruse, AU PHOTO.

2019.08.23 |

Welcome to new students

Science and Technology offered a warm welcome to 1,640 new science and engineering students as they started their studies on 21 August 2019.

2019.08.21 |

New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more

Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher at Aarhus University has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare.

Professor Hildegarde Heymann from University of California Davis is now an Honorary Professor in ‘Advanced Sensory Methodologies for Innovation in Food Quality’ at the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University.

2019.08.20 |

New affiliated professor brings advanced sensory science methods to innovation in food quality

Professor Hildegarde Heymann from University of California Davis is now an Honorary Professor in ‘Advanced Sensory Methodologies for Innovation in Food Quality’ at the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University.

Erland Stubkjaer Christensen, a project engineer at the water utility Skanderborg Forsyning shows students a rainwater overrun which is part of a climate project in Låsby. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.
Teachers and students inspect the rainwater basin at Låsby Søpark: (from right) Professor Niels Peter Revsbech, head of Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology, WATEC, Erland Stubkjær Christensen from Skanderborg Forsyning, and Michael Ramlau-Hansen from AVK. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.
Lars Schrøder talks about intelligent water supply at the Water Summer School. He is the CEO of the water utility Aarhus Vand. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.

2019.08.13 |

Water Cycle Management Course addresses one of the world's biggest challenges

On Monday, students from 13 countries started a two-week intensive course in advanced and sustainable water management. The course at Låsby Kro has been organised in close collaboration between Aarhus University and many of Denmark's leading companies within wastewater extraction, distribution and treatment.

Microscopy image of an entire fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster; body outline in green) with a protein central to the smuggling route (Nxf3) shown in red. Image Credit: Daniel Reumann, IMBA.

2019.08.09 |

Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites

An international research team has now uncovered new insight into how safety mechanisms keep genetic parasites in check so that they do not damage the genome. In the long term, the results can help to understand and remedy some of the genetic problems in humans, such as low fertility.

More women are being admitted to IT programmes at Aarhus University. The programmes are primarily centred at IT City Katrinebjerg. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2019.08.05 |

More women on IT degree programmes

Admissions of women to IT degree programmes at Aarhus University have increased by 31 per cent since 2016. This is more than the general national level for Denmark.

Confocal microscopy images showing NICK4-GFP translocation to the nucleus upon perception of nod factors in Lotus japonicus roots. Image: Marcin Nadzieja/AU

2019.08.01 |

Scientists identified a new signaling component important for plant symbiosis

A proteomics-based protein-protein interaction study has led to the discovery of proteins that interact with a legume receptor that mediates signal transduction from the plasma membrane to the nucleus. This shows how symbiotic signals from symbiotic bacteria are transmitted upon perception, ultimately leading to their accommodation within the host…

Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto

2019.07.09 |

IT degree programmes fully booked

114 young people have chosen Aarhus University's three new degree programmes as their first priority.

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

2019.07.09 |

The names of the two new faculties have now been agreed

The two new faculties will be called the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Sciences following the split of Science and Technology

Simulation of wind erosion on Mars. The quartz ampoule contains particles of olivine basalt and a Mars-like atmosphere. By shaking the ampoule, the researchers simulate wind-generated saltation, ie. that the wind causes the sand grains to make short jumps over the surface. The friction of the particles creates electrical charges, and the yellow star illustrates that an argon atom has lost an electron. The small electrical charges cause the particles to glow slightly, as illustrated in the four pictures to the right. Graphics: Mars Simulation Laboratory, AU

2019.07.02 |

Methane vanishing on Mars: Aarhus researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation.

The processes behind the release and consumption of methane on Mars have been discussed since methane was measured for the first time for approx. 15 years ago. Now, an interdisciplinary research group from Aarhus University has proposed a previously overlooked physical-chemical process that can explain methane's consumption.

On the raw electron micrographs (A), one can find the individual protein molecules (green boxes). By taking an average of thousands of such similarly oriented particles, one can get sharp two-dimensional images (B), from which one can calculate the protein's three-dimensional structure (C). Finally, one can interpret this result by building a model of the protein (D). Image: Milena Timcenko.

2019.06.28 |

Groundbreaking cryo-electron microscopy at Aarhus University reveals the first structures of a protein that maintains cell membranes

Using cutting-edge electron microscopy, researchers from Aarhus University have determined the first structures of a lipid-flippase. The discoveries provide a better understanding of the basics of how cells work and stay healthy, and can eventually increase our knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Green biomass has great potential as an alternative to traditional sources of protein. Hear more about the future perspectives at the conference on 25 to 27 June 2019. Photo: Anders Trærup.

2019.06.25 |

International conference at AU to put a stop to the use-and-throw-away culture

On 25 June, Aarhus University will be opening the doors to Circular Bioeconomy Days 2019. A three-day international conference focusing on developing the circular bioeconomy of the future.

A lot of water has gone under the bridge in agriculture in the past 125 years, but there is still valuable knowledge to be gleaned from the long-term manure experiments at Askov Research Station. The trials have run without interruption all that time. Stock photo

2019.06.17 |

Askov long-term field experiments continue to create trailblazing knowledge

At Askov Experimental Station, 125 years of continued nutrient applications at different rates and from different sources have created a unique research platform used by Danish and international experts from widely different research areas.

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