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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.

Brigitte Städler receives the Danish polymer prize, Elastyrenprisen 2019 by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV). (Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Photo)

2020.08.18 | iNano

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences awards prize to Brigitte Städler

Congratulations to Associate Professor Brigitte Städler who has been awarded the Danish Polymer Prize, the Elastyrene prize 2020, for her research in developing polymer-based nanomaterials for medical use. The award is given by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).

Virofight will develop shell-forming nanoparticles that enclose and neutralize viruses. (Ill.: Hendrik Dietz, Technical University of Munich)
Virofight is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funding program with 3.88 million Euro.

2020.07.13 | iNano

New research collaboration will develop nano shells that encapsulate and fight virus particles

Professor Jørgen Kjems and the consortium Virofight has received funding from the EU FET-OPEN program to advance novel antiviral treatment. Instead of targeting virus-specific proteins or enzymes by small molecules as done by current antivirals, the Virofight project will develop DNA-based nano-shells that engulf and neutralize entire viruses.…

Ebbe S. Andersen receives 10 mio from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)
Researchers from the Andersen Lab for Biomolecular Design who developed the RNA-based technology platform. (Photo: Nestor Sampedro)
Illustration of (A) RNA origami scaffolds that can be produced in cells, (B) RNA scaffolds for enzymatic cascades, (C) Function of RNA scaffolds and sensors in cells. (Ill.: Ebbe S. Andersen)

2020.07.03 | iNano

DKK 10 million for developing nanoscale assembly lines for biotechnological production

Ebbe S. Andersen is awarded a DKK 10 million Ascending Investigator Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Research Leader Programme. The research project aims at using recently developed RNA nanotechnology-based assembly lines, sensors and nanorobots to improve biochemical reactions inside cells. The potential outcome will be improved bacterial…

Alexander Zelikin receives 13.5m from Novo Nordisk Foundation for signalling and internalising receptor mimics. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2020.06.25 | iNano

The Novo Nordisk Foundation supports wild scientific and technical research ideas

For the first time, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants within the research programme NERD, which is targeted at ambitious and wild research ideas in the fields of scientific and technical research. At Aarhus University, Associate Professor Alexander Zelikin has just received DKK 13.5 million.

Events

Fri 25 Sep
13:15-15:15 |
PhD defense: Kemisk DNA-syntese i flow – hurtig adgang til modificerede oligonukleotider
PhD student Alexander Sandahl, INANO
Mon 12 Oct
11:00-12:00 | Online meeting, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University
EMBION Inauguration
The Danish National Cryo-EM Facility (EMBION) will officially be inaugurated on October 12, 2020, by Rector Brian Bech Nielsen and Dean Kristian Pedersen, among others. The inauguration will take place as an online event.
Mon 12 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Online meeting, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University
New Directions in Cryo-EM Research - 3rd CryoNET Symposium
The 3nd Annual CryoNET Symposium on October 12-13, 2020, will highlight the latest discoveries facilitated by cryo-EM research and new directions that are emerging for cryo-EM research. Students and postdocs are encouraged to apply to give talks and poster presentations. CryoNET is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The core of the network is the Cryo-EM facilities at University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Stockholm University and Umeå University.