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A new international project will promote understanding of the impact of climate change on Arctic biodiversity and the cascading effects that biodiversity changes can have on marine ecosystems and the societies that depend on them, for example through fisheries. Photo: Peter Prokosch /GRID-Arendal

2020.06.12 | Department of Geoscience, Sustainability

International research project will investigate Arctic ecosystems under pressure from climate change

Researchers from the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University are participating in a new research project, ECOTIP, which will investigate the impacts of climate change on the marine ecosystems in the Arctic and the cascading effects on the environment and society. The aim is to ensure sustainable use of ecosystems for generations to come.

Together with researchers from The Crick Institute in the UK, Hans Henrik Gad (left) and Rune Hartmann have published results in Science describing how an immune response prevents the rebuilding of damaged lung tissue after infection with viruses such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2020.06.12 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, News

Signal substance that can potentially be used to treat COVID-19 also has negative effects

It is difficult wage war without causing collateral damage , and the same goes for our immune system when it has to fight viral infections, such as influenza and COVID-19. Research by a team from The Crick Institute and Aarhus University describes how an immune response prevents the rebuilding of damaged lung tissue after infection with viruses…

WATEC was founded in 2017 with the support of Poul Due Jensen Foundation and professor Niels Peter Revsbech has been the centre director since the beginning.
Niels Peter Revsbech has been employed at Aarhus University in 40 years and now he steps down. First step is to pass the baton on. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2020.06.08 | Department of Biology, People

Head of WATEC passes on the baton

After three years as head of the internationally recognised Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) at Aarhus University, Professor Niels Peter Revsbech is passing on his management role.

The platform under the open sky can also be used by visitors during the light hours of the day. Illustration: MP Design.

2020.06.09 | Department of Physics

Aarhus University signs partnership agreement on observatory at Mandø

Aarhus University and Esbjerg Municipality join forces to establish an observatory at Mandø. This is happening as part of Esbjerg Municipality 's plans to get the Wadden Sea Island certified as a Dark Sky Park. The official partnership agreement has just been signed.

Mikkel Slot Nielsen from the Department of Mathematics has been awarded Aarhus University Research Foundation's PhD Award 2020. Photo: Anne Kring.

2020.06.04 | Department of Mathematics, People

PhD Award for better use of big data in probability calculations

Mikkel Slot Nielsen from the Department of Mathematics has been awarded Aarhus University Research Foundation's PhD Award 2020. The prize will be awarded 4 June.

A project team from Aarhus University and Fida Biosystems will use advanced microfluidic techniques in the search for compounds, which can block the contact between SARS-CoV-2 virus and receptors on human cells. Click on the graphic to see it full size. (Graphics by Daniel Otzen)
Daniel Otzen is heading a collaborative project with DKK 3.8 million from the Innovation Fund Denmark for combating COVID-19. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU.

2020.06.02 | iNANO, Grant

DKK 3.8 million for collaboration on fighting COVID-19

Daniel Otzen and collaborators, Jørgen Kjems and Victoria Birkedal from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and the company Fida Biosystems, have received DKK 3.8 million from the Innovation Fund Denmark to develop a screening system to identify drugs that are able to combat COVID-19.

2020.05.20 | Grant

Independent Research Fund Denmark awards more than DKK 97 million to Natural Sciences

Independent Research Fund Denmark (IFRD) grants DKK 97.6 million to 23 research projects at Natural Sciences.

2020.05.18 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Grant

Increased funding for research into the mechanisms of cholesterol uptake

With a grant of DKK 6,181,260 (USD 900,000) from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Associate Professor Bjørn Panyella Pedersen can now increase his research efforts to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms behind cholesterol uptake.

The Delta Scuti-star beta Pictoris. Photo: ESO

2020.05.13 | Department of Physics

The variable delta Scuti stars reveal some of their secrets

Danish National Research Foundation centre in Aarhus has a central role in some newly discovered details of the remarkable delta Scuti stars. To be published in Nature Wednesday 13. May

“An intravital microscopy image depicting blood vessels, macrophages and nanoparticles. Interested in how they move in real-time? See the movie featured at the end of this article (image: Yuya Hayashi)

2020.05.13 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Zebrafish let you see the biological fate of nanoparticles in vivo

Ever wondered if you could see through the body of a living organism and observe the dynamic interplay between cells and nanoparticles injected into the bloodstream? This is now possible as the use of transgenic zebrafish embryos now offers a unique opportunity for intravital microscopy at imaging resolutions unrivalled by existing mammalian…

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