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2020.02.17 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

PhD develops the food trend of the future: Sugar kelp

Fresh, 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…

2020.01.14 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

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

Last 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.

2019.12.19 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

Electric bacteria will show the way to soil contamination

In 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…

2019.11.05 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

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

2019.10.21 | Department of Bioscience, Alumner, Public / media

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 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

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 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

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.

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

2019.09.06 | Department of Bioscience, Staff, Public / media

InnoExplorer Grant to Bioscience and Enginering

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

2019.09.04 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time

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

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