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Steffan K. Kristensen, Simon Laursen and Troels Skrydstrup publish in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. on a safer and more potent hydrothiolation using methanethiol. The studies are funded by BIOVALUE SPIR from the Innovation Fund Denmark, and the Danish National Research Foundation and Haldor Topsøe. (Photo: Aidan Esmaeli (Aidin Esmaeli Photography) and Lars Kruse (AU Photo))
New method for the hydrothiolation of π-systems with transition metal complexes. Click image to enlarge. (Image: Troels Skrydstrup)

20.09.2018 | iNano

Simpler and safer method for handling a useful but foul-smelling gas in chemical synthesis

Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, have developed both an ingenious, as well as a safe procedure for using the ’rotten egg’ smelling and flammable gas, methanethiol, in certain chemical reactions.

Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal develops biodegradable superglue inspired by nature’s solutions in blue mussels. (Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo)
Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal’s  innovative materials are inspired by the ability of blue mussels to stick to almost anything under water. (Photo: Colourbox.com)

18.09.2018 | iNano

Research inspired by nature’s technologies

Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal has been interviewed by Weekendavisen on the potential of biomimicry and his progress in developing an innovative biodegradable superglue.

Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal receives VILLUM Experiment grant for the project "Self-assembled polymer chips for efficient devices". (Photo: Maria Randima, AU Communikation)

12.09.2018 | iNano

iNANO researcher receives 2 million DKK for testing a daring idea

The VILLUM Foundation has granted a total of 100 million for daring technical and scientific research ideas. Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal gets a share of the millions for her project: Self-assembled polymer chips for efficient devices.

AU researchers have completed a new successful screening strategy where they have identified novel inhibitors of αlpha-synuclein aggregation. This may help develop a cure for Parkinson's disease. (Image: Colourbox.com)
Graphical overview of a screening of 746,000 compounds for inhibitory effects of alpha-synuclein aggregation. (Graphics: Professor Daniel Otzen)

10.09.2018 | iNano

New high-throughput screening study may pave the way for future Parkinson’s disease therapy

Parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease; currently there is no cure. Aggregation of the protein α-synuclein plays a key role in this disease. Together with a US drug company, AU researchers have now carried out a new screening strategy which has identified novel and structurally diverse aggregation inhibitors.

AU researchers publish on new atomic-scale insight into the active interface between Cobalt oxides and gold in the effort to optimize the technology of splitting water. Co-O bilayer nanoislands on Au(111) in STM and structural model. Graphics: AU

04.09.2018 | iNano

Advancing the technology on electrochemical water splitting for sustainable energy

AU researchers reveal new atomic-scale insight into the active interface between Cobalt oxides and gold in the effort to optimize the technology of splitting water, which has the potential of providing an almost unlimited source of renewable resources.

Poul Nissen (photo: the Carlsberg Foundation)

02.09.2018 | iNano

Poul Nissen awarded the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2018

Poul Nissen receives the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize for his groundbreaking work in structural biology. The prize was given by HRH the Crown Princess, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, and chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, Flemming Besenbacher, as part of the annual banquet at the New Carlsberg Glyptotek on Sunday…

(Ill: Henning Larsen Architects)

06.07.2018 | iNano

Aarhus University selected as the first Danish ‘lighthouse’ research environment in Lund

Denmark has invested billions of DKK in state-of-the-art research facilities around the European Spallation Source (ESS) near Lund in Sweden. Bo Brummerstedt will now be the first research director of a Danish lighthouse environment that will work towards realising the ambitions behind the huge Danish investment. The appointment is accompanied by…

Schematic representation of the albumin molecule engaging with the neonatal FcRn receptor. Graphics supplied by Albumedix Ltd.

29.06.2018 | iNano

New cancer target identified for albumin enabled anti-cancer therapeutics

Researchers from the NanoPharmaceutical Lab at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Aarhus University led by Associate Professor Ken Howard, together with researchers from Albumedix Ltd., have identified a novel target in several cancer types that may pave the way for efficient delivery of drugs into cancer cells using the blood…

tert-Butyllithium is pyrophoric and using it may be dangerous. AU scientists develop improved and safer protocol. (Photo: Org. Proc. Res. Des, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00151)

21.06.2018 | iNano

AU scientists develop safer method for handling high-risk reagents

Pyrophoric chemicals like tert-Butyllithium are used on a daily basis in many laboratories. These reagents are very sensitive towards air and moisture, and serious accidents have occured when handling the reagents inappropriately. CADIAC scientist has developed an important improvement in the protocol, which makes it safer for also undergraduates…

Assoc. Prof. Jeppe Vang Lauritsen and Prof. Bjørk Hammer, Aarhus University, publish in Nature Communications on how MoS2 -based catalysts are suitable for removing Sulphur from crude oil.

08.06.2018 | iNano

Catalysts for Reduction of Sulphur Emissions under Pressure in Nature Communications

Strict regulations for Sulphur emissions call for improved catalytic processes of reducing Sulphur content in crude oil. A publication in Nature Communications by Jeppe Vang Lauritsen and Bjørk Hammer, Aarhus University, shine light on how MoS2-based catalysts are able to remove Sulphur.

Events

Thu 27 Sep
10:15-12:15 | Building 1590 Room 213, iNANO, Aarhus University
Qualifying exam: Advanced Single-Molecule Optical Microscopy to Investigate the Production, Localization and Interactions of Adhesive Proteins in Staphylococcus Aureus and Staphylococcus Epidermidis Biofilms
Dominique C. S. Evans, iNANO
Fri 28 Sep
10:15-11:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Distinguished iNANO Lecture: Chemical bonding in layered thermoelectric materials
Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Department of Chemistry & iNANO, Aarhus University
Fri 05 Oct
10:15-11:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Distinguished iNANO Lecture: Biochemical signaling on membrane surfaces: the roles of space, force, and time
Mon 08 Oct
13:15-15:15 | Building 1593 Room 012, Lecture Theatre, iNANO, Aarhus University
Qualifying Exam: Towards New Nickel Catalyzed Carbonylative Reactions
Aske Skyum Donslund, iNANO
Wed 31 Oct
09:30-14:30 | Mogens Ziegler Stuen, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Seminar: Machine Learning for Materials Discovery
Mon 19 Nov
09:30-15:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), gustav Wieds vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Seminar: Circular Economy - Rethink the use of materials