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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.

Poul Nissen (photo: Lisbeth Heilesen/AU)

2019.04.25 | iNano

Poul Nissen receives Euro 1.34 million to study the insulin receptor

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded Professor Poul Nissen a five-year grant in the form of a so-called "NNF Distinguished Investigator 2019 grant" within "Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine", which is given to researchers who have shown their ability to carry out and lead research at the very highest international level.

Events

Mon 29 Jul
09:00-11:00 | 3130-303, iNANO, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C.
Qualifying exam: Sortinator, Unsupervised Algorithm for Conformer Clustering of Cryo-EM Data
PhD student Jonathan Juhl, iNANO
Thu 22 Aug
08:30-15:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
International Workshop on Advanced Biomedical Technologies
Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Elena Ferapontova, Aarhus University & Prof. I-Ming Hsing, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology