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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.

2012.11.15 | Awards

Nominated to Videnskab.dk's 2012 prize

Videnskab.dk has nominated research carried out by a group of researchers from BiRC to one of 10 best Danish research results of the year 2012. Voting to find the winner is open to everyone.

2012.10.25 | Research news, News type

Danish researchers release ground-breaking knowledge about calcium pumps in cells

Researchers from the Danish National Research Foundation’s PUMPkin Centre at both the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have now shown that calcium pumps in the cell’s outer membrane adjust the pump speed very accurately to the calcium concentration. These findings have just been published in Nature.

AU Foto

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…

Bonobo

2012.06.20 | Research news

The bonobo genome compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes

The bonobo is our closest relative along with chimpanzees. As part of an international collaboration, researchers  from the Bioinformatics Research Centre have participated in the sequencing of the complete bonobo genome. This work reveals that that for over 3% percent of the our genome we are more closely related to either the bonobo or the…

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