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The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants a total of DKK 13.6 million to five iNANO associated researchers. The purpose of the grants is to support basic research at the highest international level. Congratulations to Brigitte Städler, Julián Valero Moreno, Mie Andersen, Troels Skrydstrup, and Menglin Chen.
The need for energy storage is increasing, but with the present technology, there are not enough resources to produce the necessary batteries. On November 16, 2022, industry and academia came together to discuss challenges in connection with battery materials and their recycling at the 8th Brainnovation Day at Aarhus University.
Independent Research Fund Denmark has granted DKK 2.9 million to Anja-Verena Mudring (Department of Chemistry & iNANO) for research into how to prevent cooling systems from exacerbating global warming.
MedicQuant, a spin-out company from iNANO and Department of Chemistry, has been granted one of the newly awarded AU Launch grants. MedicQuant is headed by former PhD students and post docs at iNANO, Line Debois Frejlev Nielsen and Malthe Hansen-Bruhn, and they receive DKK 197,000 from the entrepreneurial grant AU Launch for business development.
Despite numerous trials in the past decade prostate tumors have so far resisted treatment with immunotherapy. Now iNANO and Aarhus University Hospital researchers join forces to move prostate cancer immunotherapies closer to the clinic by using Albumin-fused T-cell engagers as a potential immunotherapy tailored to selected prostate cancer patients.
Danish researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of the proteolytic enzyme PAPP-A. The results may allow us to better understand the basic biology that regulates linear growth of vertebrates. The same regulatory mechanisms are also involved in several age-related diseases, and thus, the research is an important step towards the development of novel types of drugs.
Assistant Professor Alonso Rosas-Hernández is the first researcher to receive a Junior Group Leader grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO₂ Research Center (CORC), which is a four-year grant awarded for research that supplements ongoing research in the center. The project focuses on methane - another very potent greenhouse gas that we need to curb - and aims to develop novel hybrid catalysts to promote the electroconversion of methane to methanol to counteract methane accumulation in the atmosphere.
Good news for the many people who suffer from diabetes, as researchers from Novo Nordisk A/S, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University have taken some important steps together to understand and thus improve the effect of insulin in the body.
Synthetic biology strives to achieve robust control of biological processes in order to create designer organisms for a variety of industrial, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. Researchers at the iNANO center of Aarhus University have developed RNA origami sponges and CRISPR-based regulators for advanced genetic control of enzymatic pathways in microorganisms to create a cheaper and more sustainable production of valuable biochemicals.
Professor Troels Skrydstrup is chosen as this month's researcher by the Carlsberg Foundation where journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen is the host. Listen to and read about how Skrydstrup and his research group is work on breaking down and reusing otherwise 'non-recyclable' plastic types used for wind turbine blades. (In Danish)
Surface dynamics under reaction conditions
Sensing single RNA and protein conformations in solution -
Application of plasmonic Optical Tweezers and nanopores
PhD student Xialin Zhang, iNANO
PhD student Mathias Mammen, iNANO