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2012.09.18 | Research news

Thomas Mailund receives Sapere Aude grant

Thomas Mailund, Bioinformatics Research Centre, has been granted 7 million DKK for his project ”Ancestral Population Genomics” within the Danish Council for Independent Research’s career programme Sapere Aude.

2012.09.15 | Awards, Research news

ERC grant to BiRC

The European Research Council (ERC) has granted approximately DKK 9 million to Thomas Martin Bataillon to develop better models for evolution.

2012.09.08 | Awards

Best oral presentation

PhD student Zsuzsanna Sükösd won the prize for best oral presentation at the Student Council Symposium of the 11th European Conference on Computational Biology, held in Basel, Switzerland, September 8-12, 2012. The title of her talk was: "PPfold 3.0: Fast RNA secondary structure prediction using phylogeny and auxiliary data".

2012.09.01 | Research news

There is now proof: the number of mutations in a child’s DNA increases the older the father is at the time of conception.

The age of the father at the time the child is conceived is actually the most crucial factor for the number of mutations in the child’s DNA, while the age of the mother is of virtually no importance in this context.This is the result of the most comprehensive analysis to date of the genome in nuclear families. Seventy-eight Icelandic children and…