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Through hard work and team effort, one man's seminal vision twenty years ago became the first interdisciplinary research centre at Aarhus University in 2002: iNANO. Twenty years later, the centre has paved the way for a rapidly developing discipline, and interdisciplinary collaboration that has spread throughout the world.
Congratulations to iNANO researchers: Rikke Meyer, Brigitte Stadler, Jørgen Kjems, Ken Howard, Niels Christian Nielsen, Birgitta R. Knudsen, and Magnus Kjærgaard. They have each received approx. DKK 2.9 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark for research in e.g. 3D printing of soft robotic frogs, immunotherapy with albumin as a scaffold for therapeutic proteins connected via DNA arms, and the role of specific extracellular DNA in the resistance of biofilm.
Fuel from liquid hydrocarbons as we know them, but made completely without the use of fossil resources. This is the goal of a new project partnered by AU researcher, in which the Innovation Fund Denmark has just invested DKK 26.7 million.
Most drugs used today have only one mechanism of action and it is both difficult and expensive to manufacture drugs with multiple functions. Researchers at the NNF-funded research center, CEMBID, at Aarhus University have recently found a way to create more stable nanostructures that can assemble biomolecules with different functions, which in combination e.g., can provide more effective cancer medicine.
AU researcher, Associate Professor Brigitte Stadler, and an intercontinental team of researchers, have received a prestigious international grant to study how important parts of the cell, the nucleus and mitochondria, communicate.
ODIN has reserved DKK 23.9 million for six new research projects that will pave the way for new drugs to treat a wide range of medical conditions. iNANO researchers Duncan Sutherland, Jørgen Kjems, and Daniel Otzen take part in these projects on Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, renal diseases and cancer.
Global goals in sustainability and efficiency have evolved over the years such that even nanostructure manufacturing must be greener and better. That has led Professor Anja-Verena Mudring and Postdoc Oliver Hammond to review how ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents can be used to solve these sustainability and efficiency issues.
Congratulations to Isabella Nymann Westensee from iNANO, who receives DKK 200,000, which she will use for a research stay in London.
The VILLUM FOUNDATION has selected this year's 16 research talents to be part of the Villum Young Investigator programme. One of this year's researchers is iNANO associated researcher, Assistant Researcher Maarten Goesten.
Despite recent progress in predicting protein and RNA structure, we are still far from being able to design biomolecular structures that rival the complexity found in Nature. A new consortium, COFOLD, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, aims to elucidate the rules of RNA folding in order to design RNA molecules for applications in medicine and synthetic biology.
PhD student Jonas Palle, iNANO
PhD student Marwa Gaber Mohamed Mohamed Elkhashab, iNANO
iNANO is marking its 20th anniversary.
On 02-03 June we will have a two-day symposium that brings together world-leading international and…
PhD student Kirstine Friis Jensen, iNANO
Solar Thermal Management Materials
Solid-State Biology: From biological association to novel organic nano-materials of exceptional physical properties
PhD student Simon Christian Vinther, iNANO