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A Danish research team describes in an article in Nature Communications how a well-described circular RNA molecule, which was thought to be carcinogenic, is not found in the cancer cells after all.

2020.09.21 | iNano

Well-known RNA molecule is not present in cancer cells after all

A so-called circular RNA molecule, which is thought to be carcinogenic, is not present in cancer cells after all. A Danish research team has published the new results in Nature Communications.

The state-of-the-art Danish National cryo-EM facilities, EMBION, will be inaugurated on October 12, 2020. The facilities are established by Aarhus University together with University of Copenhagen.
Professor Poul Nissen (Aarhus University) is leading EMBION, The Danish National Cryo-EM Facilities, together with Professor Guillermo Montoya (University of Copenhagen). (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.09.18 | iNano

Inauguration of the Danish National Cryo-EM Facility, EMBION

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has become a truly important technique in molecular cell biology as well as medicine and biotechnology. Together with the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University has established state-of-the-art cryo-EM facilities in Aarhus and Copenhagen, which will be inaugurated on October 12, 2020. The research…

Clouds play an important role for the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the Earth. An interdisciplinary team of researchers is studying what bioaerosols mean for the formation of ice in clouds. Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.18 | iNano

DKK 15 million from Novo for research in the clouds

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted DKK 15 million from its interdisciplinary synergy programme to project DRAMA. With researchers from both Nat and Tech, including Merete Bilde and Tobias Weidner, the project will decipher the role of atmospheric microbial aerosols for cloud formation.

In a paper recently published in the highly ranked journal, Nature Catalysis, Skrydstrup Group reports on a safe, simple and highly efficient method for producing aldehydes via hydroformylation in a two-chamber reactor. (Image:  Nature Catalysis 2020, DOI 10.1038/s41929-020-00510-z)

2020.09.18 | iNano

Safer, simpler and efficient lab-scale method for generating important compounds

Skrydstrup Group has developed a simple, secure, and highly efficient protocol for producing aldehydes, which are important chemical building blocks. The method includes using their two-chamber reactor, and the results have been published in the highly renowned journal, Nature Catalysis. The synthetic methodology is foreseen to have an impact for…

Alexander Zelikin and Kim Daasbjerg are among this year's recipients of VILLUM Experiment grants. (Photos: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.09.15 | iNano

Grants for wild ideas

VILLUM Experiment has just awarded grants to Danish researchers, who each represent innovative approaches to their research areas, and thus to test their brave and strange technical and scientific research ideas. Associate Professor Alexander Zelikin and Professor Kim Daasbjerg are among the recipients.

Professor Jørgen Kjems represents the Danish node of the LifeTime Initiative, which includes more than 50 European Universities. A new Perspective article in Nature outlines LifeTime's vision of how to improve healthcare through cell-based medicine. (Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Photo)

2020.09.09 | iNano

International initiative seeks to improve healthcare through cell-based medicine

The research initiative LifeTime represents more than 50 European universities, including Aarhus University. A new Perspective article in Nature, co-authored by Jørgen Kjems from iNANO and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, outlines LifeTime's vision of how to revolutionize healthcare through personalised, cell-based interceptive…

Associate Professor Frans Mulder and coworkers at Aarhus University have developed ODiNPred (Prediction of Order and Disorder by evaluation of NMR data), a software tool developed for prediction of protein order and disorder. (Image: Frans Mulder)

2020.09.08 | iNano

Prediction of protein disorder from amino acid sequence

Structural disorder is vital for proteins’ function in diverse biological processes. It is therefore highly desirable to be able to predict the degree of order and disorder from amino acid sequence. AU researchers have developed a prediction tool by using machine learning together with experimental NMR data for hundreds of proteins, which is…

iNANO associated researcher, Peter Balling, appointed professor of experimental physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. (Photo by Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.09.03 | iNano

Peter Balling appointed Professor

Congratulations to Peter Balling, who per. 1 September 2020 has been appointed professor of experimental physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University.

New work from Jeppe Vang Lauritsens research group shows that some reactant molecules can adsorb on vacancy sites on a MoS2 nanoparticle, despite being too big to fit in such a site. (Graphics: Jeppe Vang Lauritsen)

2020.09.01 | iNano

Room to react: new results with potential to help produce cleaner fuel

New results, with implications for catalysis used for cleaning up crude and bio oils, show that a reactant molecule can generate its own larger active site, when it is adsorbed onto certain vacancy positions on MoS2 nanoparticles. The finding has been published in Nature Communications by the group of Jeppe V. Lauritsen at iNANO, Aarhus University.

PhD student Jakob B. Grinderslev receives the Danscatt PhD award 2020 by Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen at the annual Danscatt meeting. (Private photo)

2020.08.21 | iNano

Danscatt PhD award 2020 goes to Jakob B. Grinderslev

Congratulations to Jakob B. Grinderslev who received this year's Danscatt PhD award for his PhD thesis about his work within boron and nitrogen based complex metal hydrides as energy storage materials.

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