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2020.04.04 | Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, News

Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect the population. Nevertheless, the pandemic will cost lives throughout the world. An environmental researcher from Aarhus University has studied whether there could be a link between the high…

Allan Madsen still frequents the Chemistry Cafeteria. (private photo).
Lu Cao has sent a picture of the houses in which she and her fellow students have come together as a community. (photo Xiangyu Wang)
Lars Juhl Munkholm has just held a PhD defence via an online conference. (private photo).
Jens Raj Kjeldsen and his colleagues are making the most of things with outdoor activities and lots of sanitizer. (private photo).
Marine biologist, Captain Torben Vang would rather be gazing at rolling waves than at the Port of Aarhus from the bridge of Aurora. (private photo).
Jette Feveile Young has put her research activities on ice - literally (private photo).
Teis Boderskov still has work to do at sea. On land, it’s a completely different story. (private photo).

2020.04.02 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Life with lockdown

Working and studying has been different in just as many ways as there are employees and students, and together, each in their own way, they are keeping the wheels of Tech running. Separately. Meet some of them here.

On 23 February, 24 European research organisations signed a joint declaration in Paris to transform ambitions into concrete initiatives. Aarhus University has been part of the alliance from the very beginning and is a co-signatory of the declaration, represented by Dean of Technical Sciences Eskild Holm Nielsen. (Photo: Per Kudsk)
”Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture”: AU and 23 other European research institutions want plant protection of the future to be based on agroecological principles instead of chemical pesticides    r. (Photo: INRAE)

2020.03.11 | Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Technical Sciences

European Research Alliance works for agriculture of the future without chemical pesticides

Twenty-four European research organisations from 16 European countries have joined forces in a new research alliance to forge the foundation for reducing dependence on chemical pesticides in EU agriculture. The initiative is called 'Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture', and the collaboration will rethink the way in which research is…

Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen will be acting head of the Department of Engineering as of 1 May 2020. Photo: AU

2020.03.09 | People, Department of Engineering

Thomas Toftegaard resigns as Head of the Department of Engineering

Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen will take over as Acting Head of Department as of 1 May 2020 when Thomas Toftegaard stops

Measuring and documenting gravel and limestone quarries, cliff faces and similar natural and man-made formations is often done using drones that photograph the area. New research may make the pilots superfluous. (NB: The vertical rod on top of the drone carries a wind detector for test purposes, and it is not present on the final version of the drone.) Photo: Erdal Kayacan.

2020.03.09 | Department of Engineering

Drones can now scan terrain and excavations without human intervention

Drone pilots may become superfluous in the future. New research from Aarhus University has allowed artificial intelligence to take over control of drones scanning and measuring terrain.

2020.03.05 | Department of Engineering

Highly efficient batteries to keep electricity flowing when renewables cannot keep up

A new research project at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, will develop highly efficient, but inexpensive, components in flow batteries. The aim is to disrupt the field of stationary batteries, which are necessary for the transition to a green energy system.

"This means that it looks as if the human-like heel-to-toe gait may have developed 3.5 million years ago because the TTA developed at this time. Moreover, this is also in line with the preserved footprints found in parts of Ethiopia from that epoch," says Marcelo Dias, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: M. Venkadesan, Yale University

2020.03.02 | Department of Engineering

Previously overlooked part of the human foot is the key to its development and function

A new discovery has turned our entire perception of the function and evolution of the human foot upside-down. The discovery has recently been published in the scientific journal Nature.

2020.02.27 | Department of Agroecology

Targeted set-aside of agricultural land provides effective reduction of nitrogen load

According to the Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark should reduce the nitrogen load on coastal areas by 13,000 tonnes per year. Targeted measures will according to researchers from Aarhus University be able to reduce the required amount of Danish agricultural land from 35% of Danish agricultural land to just 23%.

The first three-dimensional structures of the IgE antibody triggering allergic reactions. To the left is shown the experimental data obtained with electron microscopy that were combined to yield the three dimensional structure of IgE itself. To the right is depicted the experimental data and the resulting three dimensional structure for IgE bound to a fragment of the drug candidate Ligelizumab. Illustration: Rasmus K Jensen, AU

2020.02.24 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Electron microscopy allows scientists to understand the molecular trigger of allergic reactions

An international research team has been able to describe the overall structure of the antibody type IgE, which is the key molecule in allergic diseases. This is a scientific breakthrough which provides important insights into basic mechanisms of allergic reactions and may pave the way for more effective allergy medicine. The new research results…

Jørgen E. Olesen has been officially appointed as the head of the Department of Agroecology. Photo: AU

2020.02.21 | Department of Agroecology

New head of the Department of Agroecology

From 1 March 2020, Jørgen E. Olesen will officially take over as department head at the Department of Agroecology. He has been the acting head of department since September 2019.

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