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Professor Poul Nissen awarded Anders Jahre's major medical award in 2021 for his research in membrane proteins. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2021.06.10 | iNano

Professor Poul Nissen awarded Anders Jahre's large medical award 2021

One of the Nordic region's most prestigious research prizes, the Anders Jahre Prize, goes to Professor Poul Nissen from Aarhus University. Poul Nissen is awarded the prize for his research in the transport of proteins in and out of cells. This knowledge is of great importance for understanding diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and…

Binding site I of SERCA is not conserved in LMCA1. Alignment between LMCA1 G4 E2-BeF3- (red) and SERCA E2-AlF4- (pdb: 3b9r) (dark grey). Relevant Ca2+-coordinating residues are shown as sticks. The structures are aligned by the residues shown as sticks. SERCA Ca2+ binding site I and II are indicated. Figure: Sara Basse Hansen.

2021.06.09 | iNano

Ion and lipid transporters specialize for their niche

Cell viability require that a variety of functions at the cell membrane are maintained properly. P-type ATPases translocate substrates across the membrane, and they have evolved into different types taking care of specific substrates within a diverse range. Now, key structural aspects have been described on how two different types of P-type…

An artistic rendering of RNA polymerase folding RNA origami scaffolds with two proteins. At the top right a finished scaffolding with proteins marked with the colors yellow and cyan. (Illustration: Cody Geary)

2021.06.02 | iNano

Bigger and better RNA scaffolds for organising proteins

Researchers from iNANO (Aarhus University) and Caltech have developed a method to build much larger, though still nanosize, RNA scaffolds than previously thought possible using RNA origami. The method is based on new software that has been made available online so other researchers can use it to develop biosensors, nanorobots and medicine –…

Andreas Brunsgaard Laursen, former nanoscience student, CEO, and co-founder of the spinout Danish Graphene. Photo: The Kitchen AU

2021.06.01 | iNano

Portrait: newly graduated from iNANO - now co-founder and CEO of spinout

Andreas Brunsgaard Laursen recently completed his degree in nanoscience at iNANO. Now he is CEO and co-founder of the spinout Danish Graphene together with his mentor Professor Kim Daasbjerg and Associate Professor Steen Uttrup.

Professor Anja-Verena Mudring joins the Department of Chemistry iNANO at Aarhus University. (Photo: Jørgen Weber, AU Photo)

2021.05.31 | iNano

The endless possibilities of impossible salt

This summer, Aarhus University will welcome Professor Anja-Verena Mudring when she joins the Department of Chemistry (and becomes iNANO associated). Professor Mudring is one of the world's top researchers in the field of materials research. She is one of the leaders in materials development for energy conversion, and she has made a particularly…

Troels Skrydstrup and his research team find a way to recycle polyurethane, a much-used plastic material which usually is very difficult to break down. (Illustration: JACS Au 1, 4, 517-524 (2021))

2021.05.28 | iNano

Newly found way to recycle polyurethane, a ubiquitous though complicated plastic material

Polyurethane (PU) is a plastic material used in an infinite number of products. Unfortunately, it is difficult to break down and recycle, which leads to increasing PU waste accumulating every year. However, researchers from Aarhus University have found a way to deconstruct PU, which shows the potential for a circular plastic economy for PU.

Steen Uttrup Pedersen and Kim Daasbjerg are cofounders of RadiSurf, a spin-out from Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) which has been acquired for triple-digit million amount. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2021.05.19 | iNano

Spin-out tech-company from Aarhus University acquired for triple-digit million amount

An investment fund have acquired and invested over DKK 100 million in the tech-company, RadiSurf, a spin-out from Department of Chemistry and iNANO. This will make it possible to scale the production to supply world’s largest industries.

Skrydstrup Group at iNANO & Dept. of Chemistry (AU) participate in new partnership with industry in creating fully recyclable wind turbines. Illustration: Colourbox

2021.05.17 | iNano

New coalition of industry and academia to commercialise solution for full recyclability of wind turbine blades

A new partnership between Skrydstrup Group (iNANO & Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University), Vestas, Olin, and the Danish Technological Institute collides industry and research to support circularity of wind turbine blades. The CETEC project paves the way for manufacturing new blades using materials from old turbine blades, thereby creating fully…

PhD Alexander Sandahl, together with Professor Kurt Gothelf, Professor Troels Skrydstrup and a number of students in the groups, has developed a method for efficient and automated production of ingredients for DNA synthesis. (Illustration: Colourbox)
Schematic overview of strategy for synthesis of phosphoramidites in a flow-based setup. (Illustration: Nature Commun 12, Artikel nr. 2760 (2021))

2021.05.10 | iNano

New method for producing synthetic DNA

Chemically synthesized short DNA sequences are extremely important ingredients with countless uses in research laboratories, hospitals, and in industry, like in the method for identifying COVID-19. Phosphoramidites are necessary building blocks in the production of DNA sequences, but they are unstable, and break quickly. PhD Alexander Sandahl…

2021.05.10 | iNano

65.5 million DKK from DFF for research at Natural Sciences

The Independent Research Fund Denmark grants DKK 65.5 million for 20 research projects at Natural Sciences. Jeppe Vang Lauritsen, Duncan Sutherland, Jan Skov Pedersen, Mogens Christensen, and Martin Bremholm receive DKK 17 million in total.

Events

Fri 18 Jun
13:30-15:30 | Will be held online (To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Thaís Floriano Marcelino, thaisfm@inano.au.dk)
Qualifying exam: Formulation of an Acid-Tolerant Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase for the Oral Treatment of Phenylketonuria
PhD student Thaís Floriano Marcelino, iNANO
Fri 18 Jun
14:15-16:00 | The qualifying exam will be held behind closed doors
Qualifying exam: Scaling up Polymer Brush Production: Maturing the RadiBond Polymerization
PhD student Jakob Pagh Nikolajsen, iNANO
Tue 29 Jun
13:15-15:00 | Will be held online (To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, bo@chem.au.dk)
Qualifying exam: Single crystal growth and crystallographic studies of materials with correlated disorder
PhD student Jonas Ruby Sandemann, iNANO