Department of Bioscience

NEWS

2019.01.23 |

Human mutation rate has slowed recently

Researchers from Aarhus University and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. The new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived - and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

2019.01.21 |

Otoliths - the fish’s black box - also keeps an eye on the metabolism

For the first time ever, an international research team has shown that fish otoliths record information on fish metabolism. Analyses of old and new otoliths can therefore provide new knowledge about how different species of fish adapt to new conditions, including climate change.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon 04 Feb
14:00-21:00 | Aulaen, Aarhus Universitet
Conference: Partnerships for a sustainable future
Join us when Aarhus University invites to a conference about UN's 17 sustainable development goals, focusing on developing sustainable solutions in collaboration between the university, public authorities and companies.
Mon 18 Feb
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
Dennis Konnerup: Plants under water: Surviving submergence and salinity
AIAS Fellows' Seminar
Wed 20 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Lake side lecture theatres, Jeppe Vontillius, Bartholins Allé 3, building 1252-310
Microsensor analysis of H2 gradients – H2 production and consumption in microbial communities
PhD defencce: Karen Maegaard, Microbiology

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Electromicrobiology – from electrons to ecosystems

Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 21-22 March 2019