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Using gadolinium (contrast agent used in MRI scans) may revolutionize the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy as a tool for more comprehensive and useful analysis of urine samples (Image: Colourbox.) 
A proton NMR spectrum. Signals are due to different metabolites, with their peak integrals equal to their amount. Along the y-axis the T1 recovery time constant for each peak in the absence (red) and presence (blue) of adjuvant. This means that the lower T1, the faster the recording. (Graphics by Frans Mulder.)

2019.08.21 | iNano

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.

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.

2019.06.27 | iNano

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.

Marianne Glasius participates in programme, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, for developing more productive crops. (Photo by Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2019.06.18 | iNano

An international research team receives EUR 27 million to develop more productive crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards EUR 27 milllion to the Collaborative Crop Resilience Programme (CCRP). The programme will investigate the interaction between roots and leaves with bacteria and help reduce the use of fertilizers. Assoc. Prof. Marianne Glasius is participating in one of the programmes, InRoot.

Nina Lock and Troels Skrydstrup each lead their research group, but collaborate on a common task: to develop sustainable catalysts that can transform CO2 into valuable resources. Photo: Dorthe Lundh

2019.06.14 | iNano

CO2 could replace fossil fuels in industry

Researchers at Aarhus University are developing new chemical technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and support the green transition in both public and private manufacturing companies.

Post docs Line D. F. Nielsen and Malthe Hansen-Bruhn after they received the first price for their 3-minute pitch at the TTRN 7th conference. (Photo by Gothelf Lab)

2019.06.06 | iNano

Post docs from the Gothelf Lab win pitch competition

Line Debois F. Nielsen and Malthe Hansen-Bruhn attended the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network's (TTRN)'s 7th conference at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and won first price.

At the CytoPad centre, researchers will use advanced immunization techniques to produce antibodies from mice and llamas. Click on the graphic to see it full size. Graphic: Daniel Otzen

2019.05.28 | iNano

DKK 10 million for research into Parkinson's disease

Professor Daniel Otzen from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University has received DKK 10 million from the Lundbeck Foundation to develop new and better methods to diagnose and prevent Parkinson's disease, among other things using antibodies from llamas.

iNANO PhD student Heba Khateb receives Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Prize at International Symposium on Suprabiomolecular Systems (SupraBio 2019) in Barcelona on 15-17 May 2019. Photo by courtesy of Heba Khateb.
Heba Khateb is PhD student in Centre for Cellular Signal Patterns (CellPAT), a Centre of Excellence headed by Professor Jørgen Kjems.

2019.05.22 | iNano

The Royal Society of Chemistry prize for iNANO researcher

Congratulations to PhD student Heba Khateb who has received the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Prize for her poster presentation at International Symposium on Suprabiomolecular Systems (SupraBio 2019).

12 iNANO affiliated researchers receive DKK 44 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark for research within drug targeting, magnetogenetics, improved batteries for storage of energy from renewable energy sources, improved immunotherapy, strong reversible adhesives, improved solar cells, studies in the complicated interactions between DNA and proteins, and much much more. Photos by Lars Kruse, Maria Randima and Jesper Rais.

2019.05.10 | iNano

44 million for original research ideas and initiatives by iNANO affiliated researchers

Independent Research Fund Denmark has granted DKK 44 million in total for 12 iNANO affiliated researchers. This funding will support research within drug targeting, magnetogenetics, improved batteries for storage of energy from renewable energy sources, improved immunotherapy, strong reversible adhesives, improved solar cells, studies in the…

Chairman of the price committee Niels Chr. Nielsen has handed over the Danish polymer price - ATV | Elastyrenprisen, DKK 100,000, for Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal, INANO and Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University. Photo: Tom Jersø

2019.05.10 | iNano

Assoc. Prof. Henrik Birkedal honored by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

Congratulations to Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal who is awarded the Danish polymer prize, Elastyrenprisen 2019, for being internationally recognized and leading within his research in self-healing polymer gels. The award is given by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).

Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf’s laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. Assembly of an artificial IgM from a DNA-antibody conjugate and a small 5-way DNA structure. The structure is characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (100 x 100 nm). Graphics by Thorbjørn B. Nielsen and Kurt Gothelf with permission from Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.

2019.05.10 | iNano

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes

Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf’s laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for assembly of multiple proteins and also other materials to enhance properties of traditional therapies.

Events

Wed 28 Aug
13:15-15:15 | 1590-213, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Functional implications of circular RNA(circRNA) in neuronal differentiation and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
PhD Student Sabine Seeler, iNANO
Fri 30 Aug
11:15-12:00 | iNANO 1593-226, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Non-canonically base paired nucleic acids and the emergent properties of Pseudomonas biofilms
Specialized iNANO lecture | Dr. Thomas Seviour, Singapore Center for Environmental Life Science Engineering
Fri 30 Aug
13:15-15:15 | 1510-213, Aud. VI, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Electronic Properties and Structure of Chalcogenides
PhD student Kirstine Junker Dalgaard, iNANO