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2020.10.20 | PhD defense

PhD: Use of multi-omics in plant genetics - is it the key to understand how roots can feed the world?

During her PhD studies, Pernille Bjarup Hansen researched the genetics underlying the root growth of important forage grasses and barley. Faster growing and deeper roots helps the plants survive periods of drought. The plant reacts to stresses such as drought by altering the active genes through different mechanisms, such as epigenetic…

Photo: Kourosh Hooshmand

2020.10.16 | Research

PhD-defence: Advanced mass spectrometry explains how plant roots and micro-organisms interact

During his PhD studies, Kourosh Hooshmand worked with advanced mass spectrometry-based techniques to uncover the molecular mechanism underlying complex plant-beneficial microbes-pathogen tripartite interactions that confer indirect plant defence. Kourosh Hooshmand identified various metabolic markers associated with plant host defence…

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2020.10.09 | Grant

New large centre on agricultural production and biodiversity

AU researchers receive a total of DKK 60 million kroner for a new 6-year-old centre called SustainScapes. The centre will work with research-based solutions on how biodiversity can be future-proofed in a changing climate and in a world with an ever-increasing need for resources. The Novo Nordisk Foundation provides the grant as part of the "Novo…

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2020.09.30 | Research

Plants can reduce nitrous oxide emissions from flooded grasslands

Nitrous oxide emissions increase significantly when grasslands are flooded repeatedly, according to new research from the Soil Biology Group, Wageningen University, and the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University. The researchers found that certain plant species can help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions in flooded grasslands.

Events

Mon 19 Oct
08:00-16:00 |
PhD course: C and N flows in cover crop and grassland-based systems
The sustainability of the plant production needs to increase, and the key issues are to enhance the nutrient use efficiency reducing external inputs and increasing soil carbon (C) storage mitigating atmospheric CO2 loads. Nitrogen (N) is a key limiting nutrient for both plant growth and C storage, which requires good management to keep N in the system and add it via N2-fixing legumes
Fri 23 Oct
10:00-13:00 | Online
PhD-defence: Advanced mass spectrometry explains how plant roots and micro-organisms interact
Kourosh Hooshmand will defend his PhD Friday 23 October 2020
Fri 23 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Online
PhD-defence: Use of multi-omics in plant genetics - is it the key to understand how roots can feed the world?
Pernille Bjarup Hansen will defend her PhD Friday 23 October 2020
Mon 16 Nov
09:00-16:00 |
PhD-course: Near infrared spectroscopy in soil science
The course is designed to provide an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of visible near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and its application to soil science. The objectives of the course are to develop the participants’ ability to use NIRS sensors and provide the basic skills to analyse soil spectra.