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NEWS

2019.10.21 |

Ants fight plant diseases

New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these substances that inhibit a number of different diseases and researchers now hope…

2019.10.21 |

Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. In a study on fruit flies, researchers from Aarhus University and Aalborg University have found that gene mapping can also be used to predict response to a given treatment.

2019.10.03 |

Novel method uses drones to weigh whales

AIAS fellow Fredrik Christiansen and collaborators have devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales by using only aerial images taken by drones. The method is presented in the British Ecological Journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thu 24 Oct
09:45-10:30 | Department of Bioscience, Ole Worms Alle 1, building 1135-234
André Van Tonder: Isotopic analysis of lanternfish (Myctophidae) ear bones from Marion Island's fur seal faecal samples
Seminar: Aquatic Biology
Fri 25 Oct
10:00-12:00 | Department of Bioscience, Vejlsøvej 25, room D2.04. Silkeborg
Organic Sugar Kelp – industrial production of a new Danish bio-resource
Qualifying exam: Teis Boderskov, Marine Ecology
Fri 25 Oct
10:00-12:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-k20
Are rare macroinvertebrates able to survive within restored river reaches? – Insights into the macroinvertebrates lack of return
Final examination for the Master's degree: Lasse Pedersen, Aquatic Biology
Fri 25 Oct
13:00-15:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-116
Mechanisms of electrical interactions between cable bacteria and putative associated bacteria
Qualifying exam: Jamie Lustermans, Microbiology

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