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15-10-2019
Cell Reports publication: "Single mRNP Analysis Reveals that Small Cytoplasmic mRNP Granules Represent mRNA Singletons"
Using super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to analyze the molecular composition and dynamics of single cytoplasmic mRNP granules in live cells, the authors conclude, that cytoplasmic mRNP granules are mRNA singletons.


11-10-2019
Nature Genetics review article: "Determinants of enhancer and promoter activities of regulatory elements"
Professor Sandelin and Assistant Professor Andersson review the role of regulatory elements with a particular focus on the factors that determine the promoter and/or enhancer activity.


08-10-2019
2 new grants from Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) to Assoc. Prof. Hamelryck and Prof. Winther
Assoc. Prof. Hamelryck and Prof. Winther both receive grants from DFF for the projects entitled “Deep Probabilistic Programming for Protein Structure” (DKK 5,903,016) and “Few-shot generative models” (DKK 2,616,792), respectively


06-09-2019
Assistant Professor Ida Moltke is co-editor of a new edition of Handbook of Statistical Genomics (2-volume set, Fourth Edition)
The 4th edition of Handbook of Statistical Genomics by co-editors Ida Moltke, David Balding and John Marioni is now available. More than 75% is new material.


02-09-2019
ERC Starting Grant to Assistant Professor Rasmus Heller
Assistant Professor Rasmus Heller has been awarded a Starting Grant worth €1.5 million from the European Research Council (ERC).


02-09-2019
Ruminants’ Genes are a Treasure Trove
A large-scale research project has focused on mapping the genomes of 44 ruminant species - a group of animals that have intrigued researchers for years because of their biological diversity and their huge importance as domestic animals. The results have recently been published in three articles in the top-ranked journal Science. Assistant Professor Rasmus Heller is part of the research team and a co-author on the Science articles.


31-08-2019
Detection of internal N7-methylguanosine (m7G) RNA modifications by mutational profiling sequencing - new paper in Nucleic Acids Research
Associate Professors Jeppe Vinther and Anders Albrechtsen with co-authors publish paper in Nucleic Acids Research


01-07-2019
Accelerating vaccine development through a deep learning and probabilistic programming approach to protein structure prediction
Associate Professor Thomas Hamelryck (BIO/DIKU) and the Copenhagen-based company Evaxion have obtained funding from the Innovation Foundation for an Industrial PhD project. DIKU will receive a part of the approx 2.5 mDKK grant, namely 360.000 DKK to cover supervision, courses, evaluation etc. throughout the project period.


10-05-2019
Peter Brodersen receives 10 mDKK Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigators award
Project title: 'Mechanistic basis of post-transcriptional gene regulation via N6-methyladenosine-modified messenger RNA'. The grant allows Peter Brodersen´s group to pursue research into how gene regulation affects plant growth and development. The study of gene regulation is central to biology, because it explains why cells within an organism acquire very different properties despite the fact that they contain the same genes.


08-05-2019
Associate Professor Peter Brodersen receives funding of 6.189.953 DKK from Danish Council for Independent Research
Epitranscriptomic control of plant stem cell behaviour


26-10-2018
New publication in J Biol Chem by Associate Professor Peter Brodersen & co-authors
Farnesylated Heat Shock Protein 40 is a component of membrane-bound RISC in Arabidopsis.


04-10-2018
Albrectsen Group members co-author Cell publication
Genomic Analyses from Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Reveal Genetic Associations, Patterns of Viral Infections, and Chinese Population History. Cell: 2018, 175(2);347-359.e14


28-09-2018
Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory
With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen, including Assistant Professor Robin Andersson, have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory being transmitted when cells divide. The finding is crucial for understanding development from one cell to a whole body.


24-09-2018
ERC Starting Grant to Assistant Professor Ida Moltke



30-05-2018
Associate Professor Peter Brodersen and team publish paper in Plant Cell
An m6A-YTH Module Controls Developmental Timing and Morphogenesis in Arabidopsis.


25-04-2018
Paper from the Sandelin Group: Boyd et al. Characterization of the enhancer and promoter landscape of inflammatory bowel disease from human colon biopsies.
This study characterises enhancer and promoters in nearly 100 inflammatory bowl disease patients, showing that SNPs over-represented in the disease are highly overrepresented in regulatory regions, and that such data can be used for disease classification


19-04-2018
Cell publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Ida Moltke
Physiological and Genetic Adaptations to Diving in Sea Nomads.


23-01-2018
Ida Moltke receives a Villum Young Investigator Grant
DKK 153 million for 18 young research talents - Assistant Professor Ida Moltke is one of these talents


08-01-2018
Assistant Professor Ida Moltke is joint first author on a publication in Nature Genetics. Assoc. Professor Anders Albrechtsen is co-author.
The paper shows the presence of a loss-of-function mutation in the gene ADCY3 in Greenland which increases risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes


04-01-2018
Professor Sandelin co-authors Nucleic Acids Research paper. Khan et al. JASPAR 2018: update of the open-access database of transcription factor binding profiles and its web framework.
A large update to the widely used JASPAR database which holds models for DNA binding proteins.


03-01-2018
Publication in Nature - co-authored by Assoc. Professor Anders Albrectsen
Terminal Pleistocene Alaskan genome reveals first founding population of Native Americans.


01-01-2018
Professor Sandelin receives 4 mDKK funding from the Danish Cancer Society
Characterization of the interplay between environmental and genetic drivers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma


15-11-2017
Peter Brodersen and co-authors publish article in Genes & Development
Heat-shock protein 40 is the key farnesylation target in meristem size control, abscisic acid signaling, and drought resistance.


03-11-2017
Yet another Science publication co-authored by Anders Albrechtsen
Ancient genomes show social and reproductive behavior of early Upper Paleolithic foragers


15-09-2017
New publication from Vittig-Seerup and Sandelin: The landscape of isoform switches in human cancers.
This study shows a method to assess isoform switching in disease, and makes a global analysis of isoform switching in large cancer RNA-seq data sets.


13-06-2017
Robin Andersson receives a Sapere Aude Award from The Danish Council for Independent Research
Assistant Professor Robin Andersson receives DKK 7 million from Sapere Aude, DFF's research leader grant. Robin's research project fokuses on variation in gene regulation.


01-06-2017
Professor Sandelin receives DKK 5,888,616 from the Independent Research Fund Denmark
Characterization of inflammatory stress transfer between mother and fetus in pregnancy


28-04-2017
Assoc. Professor Anders Albrectsen is co-author on Science publication
Ancient genomic changes associated with domestication of the horse


25-04-2017
The first study of enhancer and promoter response to carbon nanotube exposure - from the Sandelin Group
Identification of Gene Transcription Start Sites and Enhancers Responding to Pulmonary Carbon Nanotube Exposure in Vivo


14-12-2016
Associate Professor Peter Brodersen receives an ERC Consolidator Grant 2016
Associate Professor Peter Brodersen receives the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant (approx 2 mEuro) from the European Research Council (ERC)


26-10-2016
2016 Award from The Lundbeck Foundation to Anders Albrechtsen
Associate Professor Anders Albrechtsen receives a 5-year fellowship (10 mDKK) from the Lundbeck Foundation


03-06-2016
Ida Moltke receives the Women in Science Award from L’Oréal-UNESCO
Assistant Professor Ida Moltke receives one of the three L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards that each year are awarded to outstanding female researchers in the natural sciences in Denmark.


01-06-2016
Albin Sandelin receives DKK 2,538,927 from Danish Council for Independent Research - Medical Sciences - Research Project 1
Localization of causal cis-regulatory SNPs within enhancer regions active in inflammatory bowel disease


04-05-2015
Robin Andersson »My Science is both high risk and high gain«
Assistant Professor Robin Andersson receives 10,9 mDKK from the EU