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Headed by Esben Auken (centre), researchers at Geoscience are testing the new technology in a field west of Aarhus. Here seen with a key collaboration partner in the project, Irene Wiborg from SEGES (agricultural consultancy), and postdoc Pradip Maurya, who is preparing the measuring equipment for the test. Photo: Dorthe Lundh
Preliminary research results show that geophysical measuring equipment towed by an ATV can map out the subsurface and thereby identify where fertiliser from agriculture risks spilling into the aquatic environment. Photo: Dorthe Lundh

2019.08.30 | Public / media

New geophysical technology paves the way for a cleaner aquatic environment

Within a few years, it may be possible to better target the use of nitrogen by agriculture. Research at Aarhus University has resulted in a concept for mapping the geological strata of individual fields, which is one of the unknown, but important, links in understanding how nitrogen flows from field to fjord. Learn more about the research in the…

2019.08.21 | Public / media

New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more

Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher at Aarhus University has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare.

Erland Stubkjaer Christensen, a project engineer at the water utility Skanderborg Forsyning shows students a rainwater overrun which is part of a climate project in Låsby. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.
Teachers and students inspect the rainwater basin at Låsby Søpark: (from right) Professor Niels Peter Revsbech, head of Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology, WATEC, Erland Stubkjær Christensen from Skanderborg Forsyning, and Michael Ramlau-Hansen from AVK. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.
Lars Schrøder talks about intelligent water supply at the Water Summer School. He is the CEO of the water utility Aarhus Vand. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU.

2019.08.13 | Public / media, Staff, Business

Water Cycle Management Course addresses one of the world's biggest challenges

On Monday, students from 13 countries started a two-week intensive course in advanced and sustainable water management. The course at Låsby Kro has been organised in close collaboration between Aarhus University and many of Denmark's leading companies within wastewater extraction, distribution and treatment.

Microscopy image of an entire fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster; body outline in green) with a protein central to the smuggling route (Nxf3) shown in red. Image Credit: Daniel Reumann, IMBA.

2019.08.09 | Public / media

Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites

An international research team has now uncovered new insight into how safety mechanisms keep genetic parasites in check so that they do not damage the genome. In the long term, the results can help to understand and remedy some of the genetic problems in humans, such as low fertility.

More women are being admitted to IT programmes at Aarhus University. The programmes are primarily centred at IT City Katrinebjerg. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2019.08.05 | Public / media, Staff

More women on IT degree programmes

Admissions of women to IT degree programmes at Aarhus University have increased by 31 per cent since 2016. This is more than the general national level for Denmark.

Confocal microscopy images showing NICK4-GFP translocation to the nucleus upon perception of nod factors in Lotus japonicus roots. Image: Marcin Nadzieja/AU

2019.08.01 | Public / media

Scientists identified a new signaling component important for plant symbiosis

A proteomics-based protein-protein interaction study has led to the discovery of proteins that interact with a legume receptor that mediates signal transduction from the plasma membrane to the nucleus. This shows how symbiotic signals from symbiotic bacteria are transmitted upon perception, ultimately leading to their accommodation within the host…