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DKK 31 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for advanced research technology

With major investments in laboratory equipment funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, three researchers from Aarhus University have been able to boost their research into proteins, nanoparticles and biological molecules.

[Translate to English:] Forskningsudstyr. Foto: Novo Nordisk Fonden
[Translate to English:] Tre forskere modtager i alt 31 mio. kr. til avanceret forskningsudstyr. Foto: Novo Nordisk Fonden

With DKK 31 million (EUR 4.1 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, three researchers from Science and Technology can now delve even deeper into our understanding of proteins, the surface chemistry of nanoparticles and the fundamental molecules of biology.

With a grant of DKK 9.4 million (EUR 1.2 million), Associate Professor  Tobias Weidner  from the Department of Chemistry can look forward to having his laboratory upgraded with an extremely powerful laser that can emit laser impulses with a duration of between 10-15 and 10-12 seconds. He will use the new laser to build a spectrometer that can study up close the chemistry of the surface of nanoparticles, among other things.

With a grant of DKK 15 million (EUR 2 million), Professor  Jan J. Enghild  from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics will be able to upgrade his laboratory's research capabilities and establish a state-of-the-art platform within biological mass spectroscopy to support basic and clinical sciences at the university within all research areas with a requirement to study one protein at a time.

Professor  Birgit Schiøtt  from the Department of Chemistry has received DKK 6.6 million (EUR 0.9 million) to establish a digital infrastructure platform to make simulations of complex biological systems.

Read more in a press release from the Novo Nordisk Fonden