The researchers hope to be able to increase the shelf life of root vegetables with as much as two weeks. Photo: Jesper Rais/AU-Photo

2018.01.16 | Food

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce…

According to Professor Mathias Neumann Andersen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, it is important to have as precise and recent figures as possible as a basis for issuing water abstraction permits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.01.15 | Agro

Agriculture’s irrigation requirements are greater than we thought

New figures indicate that farmers need more water for irrigation than was previously supposed. The figures also show that annual requirements can vary by more than 300 percent.

The participants in the PHD-HUB FOULUM are e.g. given access to office space and sparring when it fits into their schedule. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | DCA

New entrepreneurial incubator available for PhD students at Aarhus University

PHD-HUB FOULUM is a new incubator ready to help PhD students within natural sciences develop their own business ideas or find jobs in private companies. Agro Business Park launches the incubator and Aarhus University is an affiliate partner.

Thu 18 Jan
13:15-16:15 | Building 1421, Meeting Room 2, AU conference centre, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: The role of LysM receptor-like kinases in Lotus japonicus: Are you my friend or foe?
Jeryl Cheng from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics defends his PhD Thursday 18 January 2018 at 13.15
Thu 15 Mar
12:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Foulum
Seminar on circular bioeconomy at CBIO
The purpose of the seminar is to illuminate possibilities of circular bioeconomy in industry and society and in continuation thereof to discuss research needs and possibilities. Furthermore, the aim is to introduce the bioeconomic research platforms at Aarhus University and the possibilities for cooperating with CBIO.