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The Danish Olympic team in biology visits the Departments of Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics

2020.01.14Last week, the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Biology organised the 17th Danish semifinal in the Biology Olympiad for secondary school students from all over the country. Half of the students advanced to the national final.

Electric bacteria will show the way to soil contamination

2019.12.19In a new collaborative project called BIOMAP, researchers, the business community and government agencies and institutions will utilize electrical signals from soil bacteria to map soil-contaminated sites in Denmark. The Innovation Fund Denmark has invested nearly 12 million DKK in the project, which is intended to make mapping of soil contamination quicker, cheaper and kinder to the environment.

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AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

2019.11.05Biolog Rasmus Ejrnæs bliver fast vært på det ugentlige naturprogram ’Vildspor’ på den nye Radio4.

Ants fight plant diseases

2019.10.21New 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 to find biological pesticides that may conquer resistant plant diseases.

Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

2019.10.21It 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.

Novel method uses drones to weigh whales

2019.10.03AIAS 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.

The pink diamonds indicate sediment samples taken along the planned route of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, north of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, by scientists from Aarhus University. (Photo: Orbicon)

Scientists deem CWA threat at Nord Stream 2 negligible

2019.09.25The sea bed around the new Nord Stream 2 pipe line has been surveyed for the environmental risks posed by Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) dumped in the sea at the end of WW2. The results show the threat to be negligible according to a scientific report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy.

Presentation of www.waterwebtools.com forecasting prototypes for an audience at World Water Week (Sweden, 29. August 2019). Photo by Tadhg Moore.

InnoExplorer Grant to Bioscience and Enginering

2019.09.06Three scientists at AU have joined forces and pitched a project idea in front of a panel for the InnoExplorer program by Innovation Fund Denmark.

Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time

2019.09.04iAtlantic will take an interdisciplinary scientific approach to unifying stakeholder efforts to better inform sustainable management and enhance human and observational capacity throughout the Atlantic.

The origins of cable bacteria

2019.08.30An international team lead by professor Andreas Schramm from the Center for Electromicrobiology has recently published a paper in PNAS about the origins of cable bacteria.

Methane vanishing on Mars: Aarhus researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation.

2019.07.03The processes behind the release and consumption of methane on Mars have been discussed since methane was measured for the first time for approx. 15 years ago. Now, an interdisciplinary research group from Aarhus University has proposed a previously overlooked physical-chemical process that can explain methane's consumption.

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Fri 31 Jan
13:15-14:00 | Department of Biology, C.F. Møllers Allé 3, building 1131-127
Peter Kappel Theil: Optimal nutrition during a transition period
Seminar: Zoophysiology
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Nutrient Removal and Recovery in Plant-Based Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems
PhD defence: Solvei Mundbjerg Jensen, Aquatic Biology