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Experts in Molecular Biology & Genetics

Are you a journalist with a need to contact experts in molecular biology and genetics? For example, individuals who have an expertise in resistance against antiobiotica, CRISPR, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), DNA, metabolism, fixation of nitrogen or  a different area that involves chemistry?

If so, then Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University can help you establish contact with our researchers in molecular biology and genetics. These individuals conduct research in many different fields. You can find molecular biologists and geneticists with an expertise in bacteria, cellular health, sickness and treatment, epigenetics, evolution, the origin of life, genetic engineering, molecular nutrition and foods, neurobiology, and plant genetics.

Based on their areas of expertise, we have divided the researchers into several categories, which can be reached by clicking on the green, rectangular buttons below.


Bacteria. Evolution and the origin of life

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in bacteria. These researchers specialize in evolution and the origin of life:

Fields of expertise

  • Structural microbiology
  • Disease-causing bacteria: Bacterial survival mechanisms, antibiotica resistance
  • CRISPR/Cas in bacteria and archaea
  • Evolution, the origin of life
  • Structure of proteins, DNA, and RNA

Cellular health, sickness and treatment

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in cellular health. These researchers specialize in virusses and the immune system, COVID-19 (Corona virus), cancer, age, and molecular cell biology:

Fields of expertise

  • How virus is recognised by the immune system
  • How corona virus hides from our immune system
  • Genetic composition: Susceptibility to virus, e.g. Corona
  • Virus and interferons: Antiviral medicines

Fields of expertise

  • Toposimerases and related enzymes
  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Cancer - development and treatment
  • Molecular stress responses
  • G-quadruplex structures in DNA and RNA

Fields of expertise

  • Aging of the brain
  • Changes in age attributed to molecular biology
  • Maintenance of the genome (DNA)

Fields of expertise

  • Localisation of proteins in cells
  • The function of the mitocondria
  • Signals in cells
  • Disease development: Type 1 interferons with focus on cancer and autoimmune diseases
  • Folic acid

Epigenetics

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in epigenetics. These researchers specialize in DNA parasites and domestic animals:

Fields of expertise

  • Epigenetics
  • The evolutionary arms race
  • Selfish genes
  • RNA
  • Defence of the genome
  • Regulation of the genome

Knud Erik Larsen

Career and study coordinator

Fields of expertise

  • Transgenic domestic animals
  • Epigenetics

Genetics and genetic engineering

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in genetics and genetic engineering. These researchers specialize in ethics, DNA and RNA biology, DNA topology, stability, and parasites:

Fields of expertise

  • RNA
  • RNA-binding proteins
  • Genetic expression
  • RNA degregation
  • RNA sorting
  • RNA Big Data

Fields of expertise

  • DNA topology and topoisomerases
  • Genomic stability
  • DNA reperation
  • Molecular stress responses

Fields of expertise

  • DNA
  • DNA damages and reperation
  • Genomic instability
  • Cellular stress responses

Fields of expertise

  • RNA biology
  • RNA medicines
  • RNA modifications

Fields of expertise

  • Bacteriophages
  • RNA biology
  • RNA replication
  • Protein biosynthesis
  • Structure and function of proteins
  • RNA-binding proteins

Fields of expertise

  • Epigenetics
  • The evolutionary arms race
  • Selfish genes
  • RNA
  • Defence of the genome
  • Regulation of the genome

Fields of expertise

  • How virus is recognised by the immune system
  • How corona virus hides from our immune system
  • Genetic composition: Susceptibility to virus, e.g. Corona
  • Virus and interferons: Antiviral medicines

Molecular nutrition and foods

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in molecular nutrition and foods. These researchers specialize in absorption of fat, sugar, and cholesterol:

Fields of expertise

  • Proteins: Function and structure
  • Intake of sugar, fat and cholesterol
  • Molecular evolution
  • Cellular intake
  • Protein folding
  • Drug binding

Fields of expertise

  • Molecular nutrition
  • Bioactive foods
  • Milk

Fields of expertise

  • Function of proteins
  • Analytical biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Bioactive foods
  • Nutrition and foods
  • Milk

Fields of expertise

  • Bioactive components of food
  • B12 vitamins and status of B12
  • Cholestreol transportation
  • Studies of intervention in cells, animals, and humans

Neurobiology

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in neurobiology. These researchers specialize in ions, neurons, and medicines:

Poul Nissen

Vice-Dean, Research

Fields of expertise

  • Structural and neurobiology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Synchrotrons and neutrons, transportation of ions, action-potential in neurons
  • Research management and strategi
  • Drug discovery and design

Plant genetics

Researchers at the Department of Molecular biology and Genetics who are experts in plant genetics. These researchers specialize in symbiosis, genomes, and fixation of nitrogen:

Fields of expertise

  • Plant genetics
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Symbiosis
  • Microbiome of plants
  • Plant engineering
  • Receptor signals

Fields of expertise

  • Plant genetics
  • Fixation of nitrogen
  • Natural variation and legume processing
  • Legume genomes

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