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2018.04.09 | Awards

Distinguished Investigator Grant of DKK 10 million

Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, BiRC, has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for the research project 'The Extraordinary Evolution of Human Sex'.

2018.01.26 | Research news

Science paper on the Nature of Nurture

Bjarni Vilhjalmsson from BiRC has contributed to a new paper in Science that shows how parental genotypes affect the phenotypes of the children, even those genes that are not transmitted. Read the paper here or a feature on it by Carl Zimmer at New York Times

cover suggestion for Nature article (Illustration: Astrid Reitzel)

2018.01.05 | Research news

Danish pan genome paper pronounced most significant Danish research 2017 by

The readers of has voted the Danish pan genome study to be the most significant Danish research result in 2017. The main project, published in Nature July 2017 (, is a major Danish collaboration where researchers from BiRC played a very central part. The assembly and analysis of the 150…

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Fri 23 Nov
14:15-15:00 | BiRC, C.F. Møllers Alle 8, 8000 Aarhus C
BiRC seminar: Lasse Folkersen
Sankt Hans Hospital, Institute of Biological Psychiatry, Roskilde.
Fri 30 Nov
13:00-16:00 | BiRC, C.F. Møllers Alle 8, room 1110-223, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defense: Maria Simonsen Speed
Title of PhD thesis: Population Genetic Models for Allele Fraction Data
Fri 07 Dec
14:15-15:00 | BiRC, C. F. Møllers Alle 8, 1110-223, 8000 Aarhus C
BiRC seminar: Julien Yann Dutheil
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Plön, Germany.

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