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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.

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.

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