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PhD develops the food trend of the future: Sugar kelp

2020.02.17Fresh, crisp and with a note of nuts. This is what the new superfood tastes like, and the food industry is waking up to its potential. But if we are to serve kelp for dinner, something needs to be done in the production. It has to be both sustainable and yields need to be large enough for business to be interested. Industrial PhD Teis Boderskov has taken up this challenge with Hjarnø Havbrug, Orbicon WSP and Aarhus University.

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.

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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.

New postdoc: Silvia E. Zieger

2019.11.18Silvia E. Zieger just joined us for a-3-year postdoc in the Sapere Aude project “Ammonisens” (PI Klaus Koren).

AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

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

Photo by Dennis Pedersen

High school teacher day

2019.10.25The yearly “Gymnasielærerdag” (High school teacher day) in Biology was held the 25th of October. Approximately 60 high school teachers teaching biology and biotechnology came to Bioscience to hear talks by Bioscience researchers about different topics.

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.

Visiting MSc student: Antonio Caivano

2019.10.18Project title: Oil biodegradation in piezopsychrophilic conditions

Photo by Henrik Balslev

Palm work in Corrientes, Argentina

2019.10.14For ten day over the fall break BSc student at ECOINF Charlotte Brown Petersen joined PhD student at IBONE, Corrientes, Argentina, Carolina Silva for fieldwork to study the palm Butia yatay which abounds in northern Argentina.

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.

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