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Poul Nissen (right) and his colleagues will establish an Infrastructure for Cryo-Electron Tomography (ICE-T) which will be embedded in the Danish National Cryo-EM Facility – EMBION – where cryo-CLEM and high-end cryo-TEMs are available. From the left: Thomas Boesen and Gregers Rom Andersen. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2020.10.09 | iNano

The cryoEM facility EMBION receives DKK 13,3 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for large equipment

With the grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, main applicant Poul Nissen and colleagues from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and iNANO as well as partners at the Department of Biomedicine and the Department of Engineering will be able to establish an infrastructure for Cryo-Electron Tomography (ICE-T), which will also be made…

Professor Liv Hornekær has been elected as member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.10.08 | iNano

Liv Hornekær elected as member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Congratulations to Professor Liv Hornekær and all the other 15 outstanding scientists who have been elected as new members of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. They will enter into a year-long tradition, and follow in the footsteps of famous former members such as Niels Bohr and H.C. Ørsted, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles…

Extracts from rose and olives can prevent parkinson’s. Paper by AU researchers in ACS Chemical Neuroscience. (Photo: Colourbox)

2020.10.07 | iNano

Extracts from rose and olives can prevent parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is caused by an imbalance in the brain resulting from alpha-synuclein, a small unstable protein that misfolds and accumulates in clusters and clumps that destroy the brain cells of people with the disease. Researchers from Aarhus University have now discovered that extracts from Damask roses and Koroneiki olives can prevent…

Henrik Birkedal appointed as Professor. (Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo)

2020.10.02 | iNano

Henrik Birkedal appointed as Professor

Congratulations to Henrik Birkedal, who on 1st October 2020, was appointed as Professor at Department of Chemistry. Birkedal has been employed at Department of Chemistry as Associate Professor since August 2009, and is heading a research group at iNANO focusing on biological and bioinspired materials.

Pseudo-coloured electron micrograph depicting nanoparticles circulating in the bloodstream along with red blood cells (red) and those sequestered in endothelial cells lining the blood vessel (yellow). (Figure: Yuya Hayashi).

2020.09.30 | iNano

Zebrafish embryos help prove what happens to nanoparticles in the blood

What happens to the nanoparticles when they are injected into the bloodstream, for example, to destroy solid tumours? Hossein Mohammad-Beigi, Duncan Sutherland, and Thomas Boesen have collaborated with colleagues from Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics on tackling such a challenging question using zebrafish embryos as a new study model in…

A Danish research team shows in Nature Communications how they have developed a new approach for faster, though more in-depth studies of corona proteins, which affect the functional role of nanoparticles. The image schematizes a nanoparticle covered by corona proteins. (Image: Nature Comm 11, Article no. 4535 (2020))

2020.09.25 | iNano

AU researchers contribute to understanding corona proteins on nanoparticles

The properties of nanoparticles are widely acknowledged and they are an important tool in pharmaceutical applications, among others. However, there is a need for deeper understanding of the protein layers accumulating on their surface, as these protein layers affect the functional role of the nanoparticles. AU researchers have developed a method…

A Danish research team describes in an article in Nature Communications how a well-described circular RNA molecule, which was thought to be carcinogenic, is not found in the cancer cells after all.

2020.09.21 | iNano

Well-known RNA molecule is not present in cancer cells after all

A so-called circular RNA molecule, which is thought to be carcinogenic, is not present in cancer cells after all. A Danish research team has published the new results in Nature Communications.

The state-of-the-art Danish National cryo-EM facilities, EMBION, will be inaugurated on October 12, 2020. The facilities are established by Aarhus University together with University of Copenhagen.
Professor Poul Nissen (Aarhus University) is leading EMBION, The Danish National Cryo-EM Facilities, together with Professor Guillermo Montoya (University of Copenhagen). (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.09.18 | iNano

Inauguration of the Danish National Cryo-EM Facility, EMBION

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has become a truly important technique in molecular cell biology as well as medicine and biotechnology. Together with the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University has established state-of-the-art cryo-EM facilities in Aarhus and Copenhagen, which will be inaugurated on October 12, 2020. The research…

Clouds play an important role for the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the Earth. An interdisciplinary team of researchers is studying what bioaerosols mean for the formation of ice in clouds. Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.18 | iNano

DKK 15 million from Novo for research in the clouds

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted DKK 15 million from its interdisciplinary synergy programme to project DRAMA. With researchers from both Nat and Tech, including Merete Bilde and Tobias Weidner, the project will decipher the role of atmospheric microbial aerosols for cloud formation.

In a paper recently published in the highly ranked journal, Nature Catalysis, Skrydstrup Group reports on a safe, simple and highly efficient method for producing aldehydes via hydroformylation in a two-chamber reactor. (Image:  Nature Catalysis 2020, DOI 10.1038/s41929-020-00510-z)

2020.09.18 | iNano

Safer, simpler and efficient lab-scale method for generating important compounds

Skrydstrup Group has developed a simple, secure, and highly efficient protocol for producing aldehydes, which are important chemical building blocks. The method includes using their two-chamber reactor, and the results have been published in the highly renowned journal, Nature Catalysis. The synthetic methodology is foreseen to have an impact for…

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