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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…

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