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Professor Hanne C. Bertram has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize 2017 for her research of international excellence. (Photo: Ditte Valente/EliteForsk)

2017.02.22 |

Prestigious Elite Researcher Prize awarded to food science researcher

Professor Hanne Christine Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize for her research into the correlation between diet and health. The prize is awarded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and goes to outstanding researchers under 45 years of age.

2017.02.17 |

New breeding strategy to increase the export of Danish grasses

The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.

Researchers have mapped which genes in the plant Barbarea vulgaris influence its unique abilities to lure and kill certain insects. Photo: Enrico Blasutto

2017.02.08 |

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen map death trap genes

Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.

Mon 27 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Auditorium, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
PhD defence: Improving seed quality evaluation through new rapid and non-destructive methods with implication to developing countries
Santosh Shrestha from the Department of Agroecology will defend his PhD on Monday February 27.
Wed 01 Mar
10:00-14:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Mammary nutrient uptake and output of high-prolific sows
Uffe Krogh from the Department of Animal Science will defend his PhD on Wednesday March 1.
Fri 03 Mar
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Selecting cold tolerant genotypes and developing growth models for perennial grasses – how to choose the best grasses for a given climate?
Xiurong Jiao from the Department of Agroecology will defend her PhD on Friday March 3.
Sun 14 May
08:00-13:00 | Hotel Comwell, Værkmestergade 2, 8000 Aarhus C
EuroBlight Workshop in Aarhus
The potato late blight network for Europe, EuroBlight, will host a three day workshop in Aarhus in May.