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In the future, the newly discovered mechanism will potentially enable insertion of the sensor specifically into diseased cells and may allow diagnosis at the single cell level. Figure: Rasmus Peter Thomsen/AU.

2019.12.13 | iNano

Researchers create synthetic nanopores made from DNA

A scientific collaboration led by researchers at iNANO/Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen has resulted in the construction of a synthetic DNA nanopore capable of selectively translocating protein-size macromolecules across lipid bilayers.

Poul Nissen receives DKK 40 million (USD 6 million) from the Lundbeck Foundation's professor programme to conduct ground-breaking brain research. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2019.12.10 | iNano

Poul Nissen receives the Lundbeck Foundation's professor grant

The Lundbeck Foundation is awarding grants worth DKK 232 million (USD 34 million) to six leading neuroscientists. The LF Professorships programme is the Foundation’s largest grant allocation to date.

CADIAC researchers highlights important recent discovery published in Nature.

2019.12.05 | CADIAC

Molecular catalysts with great prospects for use in converting CO2

Assist. Prof. Xinming Hu and Prof. Kim Daasbjerg from Carbon Dioxide Axtivation Center (CADIAC) at Aarhus University describe the state-of-the-art of the electrochemical CO2 reduction promoted by molecular catalysts and discuss an important recent discovery published in Nature. Read the Nature News & Views article by Hu and Daasbjerg here.

iNANO researchers, Line Debois Frejlev Nielsen (middle) and Malthe Hansen-Bruhn (left), won the Bioinnovation Institute (BII) Acceleration Award at BII DemoDAY 2019. Jens Nielsen (right) is Chief Executive Officer at BII. (Photo: Esben Zøllner Olesen)

2019.11.29 | iNano

iNANO researchers honored with business acceleration award

The discovery of a unique technology to detect small molecules in blood, and the potential of being able to secure a more correct and safe treatment of certain patients, led iNANO researchers to establish the startup company, MedicQuant. The team behind the company has just won the Bioinnovation Institute (BII) Acceleration Award.

Carlsberg Foundation awards A total of DKK 11,7 million to researchers currently and formerly affiliated with iNANO. (Image by Carlsberg Foundation)

2019.11.28 | iNano

6 current and former iNANO researchers receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation

A total of DKK 11,7 million have been awarded by the Carlsberg Foundation to researchers currently or formerly affiliated with Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University.

Nina Kølln Wittig, receives award for best oral presentation at the conference ”Bioinspired Materials: from understanding, through processing, to replication”. (Private photo by courtesy of Nina Kølln Wittig)
Award for best oral presentation to PhD student Nina Kølln Wittig at, October 2019.(Private photo by courtesy of Nina Kølln Wittig)

2019.11.20 | iNano

Award for best oral presentation to Nina Wittig Kølln

PhD student in Associate Professor Henrik Birkedals research group, Nina Kølln Wittig, receives award for best oral presentation at the conference ”Bioinspired Materials: from understanding, through processing, to replication”.

Professor Liv Hornekær will lead the new basic research center InterCat. She is a pioneer in the new interdisciplinary research field of astrochemistry. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo

2019.10.24 | iNano

New centre to find the origins of life in space

With DKK 67.4 million (EUR 8.9 mill.) from the Danish National Research Foundation, professor Liv Hornekær at Aarhus University will establish Center for Interstellar Catalysis, in order to find out how and when the building blocks of life formed in the universe.

Professor Troels Skrydstrup is partner in new Grand Solution project, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, where the mission is to increase the recycling of plastics, which presently is more or less non-recyclable. (Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo)

2019.10.24 | iNano

Professor Troels Skrydstrup as partner in Grand Solution project on increasing the recycling of plastics

New Danish collaboration between companies and researchers aims to develop a completely new method of recycling a specific type of plastic, which would otherwise end up on incineration plants for energy recovery or at the landfill. The technology is expected to help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions.

The well-characterized variant, L99A, of the protein lysozyme from phage T4 was used to identify invisible folded and partially unfolded states by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, among others. (Image: Reproduced and modified with permission from Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Copyright 2019 National Academy of Sciences)
Associate Professor Frans Mulder and his research team have published a new study in the renowned journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on how proteins can be destabilized by empty spaces in its core. (Photo: private)

2019.10.11 | iNano

Empty spaces, how do they make a protein unstable?

Partial unfolding of proteins can be a big problem in industry, as it may affect the stability of products. So how does an empty space or cavity in its hydrophobic core destabilize a protein? And would such a cavity in fact be empty? These are some of the questions researchers from Aarhus University answer in a new study.

PhD student Alexander B. Jensen receives poster prize at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. (Image: Alexander B. Jensen)

2019.10.09 | iNano

PhD student, Alexander B. Jensen, receives poster prize

PhD student in Associate Professor Henrik Birkedals research group receives poster prize at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Events

Wed 18 Dec
12:00-14:30 | Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Villum Investigator Celebration
On December 18, Aarhus University invites you to celebrate our five new VILLUM Investigators, including Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, who in total have received DKK 185.3 million from VILLUM FONDEN.
Wed 08 Jan
13:15-15:15 | Building 1593, room 012, iNANO Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University
PhD defense: Simulations of the interactions between amylin and cell membranes – a mechanism in Type-II Diabetes
PhD student Mikkel Hovden Christensen, iNANO