In West Africa, spontaneously fermented foods are deeply embedded in the food culture and the population has a great deal of knowledge about how these foods should be produced. Project GreenGrowth has the aim to isolate and catalogue the microbial cultures used for the fermentations and build biobanks to safeguard this microbiological heritage so it can be used to upgrade the West African food sector.
Primary cilia are antenna-like structures that are present on the surface of most cells in the human body. The cilia are essential mediators of communication between the different cells in the body. If the cilia are defective, this communication is disrupted, and the cells are unable to appropriately regulate several important cellular processes.
Novo Nordisk Foundation donates a DKK 60 mio (7.8 mio €) grant to the University of Copenhagen for the establishment of a pioneering cryo-electron microscope facility at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research. The new equipment will help researchers reach new insights in the structure of proteins and could eventually pave the way for new pharmaceuticals.