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Figure: Ditlev E. Brodersen.

2016.12.21 | Nature and technology

Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria

Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.

2016.04.27 | Research news

Slow worms react quickly to climate change

Evolution can go quickly when it has to – at least for small organisms. Researchers exposed a natural setting in Denmark to artificial climate change and discovered that soil just half a degree warmer caused the genome of small worms to change surprisingly quickly.

2016.04.01 | Research news

Model can be trained to guess your height

Postdoc Bjarni Vilhjálmsson and Aarhus University researchers have developed a probability model that can be trained to calculate the impact of genetic variants on our appearance and diseases. Providing accurate indications of our genomes is still a long way off.

The Genome DK HPC HUB supercomputer at Aarhus University was used for a considerable part of the data processing in connection with mapping the Danish genome. Professor Anders Børglum, Department of Biomedicine (right), is seen here with Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC). Photo: Aarhus University

2015.01.21 | Research news

Making it easier to see the difference between defective and healthy genes in Denmark

It will be easier to diagnose genetically determined diseases in Denmark now that researchers at Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark have mapped the first full individual genomes of 30 out of 150 ordinary Danes.

2013.10.28 | Research news

Students and researchers will map the Danish genes

A new project collaboration involving 800 high school students will try to solve where the Danish genes come from - and for the first time ever write the genetic history of the Danish population.

2013.07.17 | Research news

Deep survey of ape genetic diversity provides new insights into human-ape evolution

A large international research collaboration including researchers from the Bioinformatics Centre has created a database of great ape genetic diversity, the most comprehensive yet. In the study, researchers sequenced a total of 79 great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos,  gorillas, orangutans and humans, and the research behind the database has…

2013.07.17 | Research news

Great ape genetic diversity mapped

Deep survey of the genetic diversity of the great apes provides new insights into human-ape evolution millions of years ago – and can be an important tool in the effort to preserve the endangered species. The study was conducted by an international research team including researchers from the Bioinformatics Research Centre, and the results have…

The gorilla Kamilah

2013.02.12 | Research news

The gorilla genome reveals that our origin is a genetic patchwork

An international team of researchers with the participation of researchers from Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University, has carried out the first complete sequencing of the gorilla’s genome. The gorilla is the last of four existing species of anthropoid apes to have its genome mapped. The result has just been published in the journal…

2013.02.01 | Awards

The VILLUM FOUNDATION awards grants to young researchers

Søren Besenbacher, Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC), receives DKK 2.6 million for a project entitled 'Disentangling mutation and selection in human evolution'.

2012.12.04 | Research news

The Biology Letters 2013 special feature ‘Experimental Evolution’

The Biology Letters 2013 special feature ‘Experimental Evolution’ was organized by Thomas Bataillon from BiRC together with Paul Sniegowski and Paul Joyce.

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