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New nanomedicine to be transported via the lymphatic system
04 June 2013
Many types of cancers including breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer, invades as a first stage of their development in the lymphatic system, which is a complex network of lymph nodes, and thin-walled capillaries. In a new research project including Moien Moghimi as on of the leading scientists the scientists will examine the lymph system to see if it can be used as a gateway for effective drug delivery of nanoparticles containing chemotherapeutic and / or diagnostic agents.
The project is supported with 5.5 MDKK from The Danish Council for Independent Research for Technology and Production....
Innovative medication to shatter blood clots with light
24 May 2013
Chemistry breakthrough sheds new light on illness and health
12 May 2013
Danish chemistry researchers set to revolutionize medical imaging. If only someone would use their invention.
Nanowire solar cells raises efficiency limit
24 March 2013
Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut, Denmark and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity. The results are surprising and the potential for developing a new type of highly efficient solar cells is great.
Nano-research receives honors in China
18 March 2013
National Natural Science Foundation of China has just selected research in molecular nano-electronics, performed in Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics for "Selected Works of the Outstanding Achievements".
Grants for research in bionanomedicines
12 February 2013
Funding for developing biomarkers that can improve the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, and the development of nanomedicine for use in breast cancer research.
5.9 MDDK to research in fluorescent silver nanocluster technology
05 February 2013
Tom Vosch Receives the Villum Young Investigator Grant of 5.9 mill DKK
Boost to research with in graphen
17 December 2012
65 million DKK to the development of graphen for use in coating processes.
Brian Møller Andersen granted 10M DKK for superconductor research
20 November 2012
Brian Møller Andersen, associate profesor of condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been awarded a grant of 10 million kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation, to aid research in novel superconducting materials.
Glowing DNA invention points towards high speed disease detection
10 October 2012
Many diseases, including cancers, leave genetic clues in the body just as criminals leave DNA at the scene of a crime. But tools to detect the DNA-like sickness clues known as miRNAs, tend to be slow and expensive. Now a chemist and a biologist from University of Copenhagen have invented a method that promises to shave days off the lab work done to reveal diseases, using cheap methods and easy to use analytical apparatuses.
Key to burning fat faster discovered
23 August 2012
Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen.
Discovery of material with amazing properties
27 June 2012
Normally a material can be either magnetically or electrically polarized, but not both. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously magnetically and electrically polarizable. This opens up new possibilities, for example, for sensors in technology of the future. The results have been published in the scientific journal, Nature Materials.
Grant for pharmaceutical nanomedicine
15 May 2012
Professor Moein Moghimi has received a grant of 2 million DKK from Lundbeckfonden for research in nanomedicine.
New technology platform for molecule-based electronics
09 February 2012
Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nano-technology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene.
Top researcher from Harvard to Nano-Science Center
11 January 2012
A grant of 38 million from the VILLUM FOUNDATION paves the way for a brand new professorship at the Niels Bohr Institute for the world’s leading researcher in the field of quantum physics, Professor Charles Marcus.
10 MDDK for the extension for the Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics
03 January 2012
The Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics has received notice of the extension of the centre period from 2012-2015 from the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Karen Martinez gets 12.3 MDKK allocated to the development of a new biochip platform
19 December 2011
The funds for the research project: "High content analysis of single cells with subcellular resolution using nanowire arrays" comes from the Danish Council for Strategic Research and the project is implemented in collaboration with Novartis.
Robert Feidenhans'l receives 20 million for food product research
14 December 2011
Professor Robert Feidenhans'l has received a large grant of almost 20 million kroner from the Danish Council for Strategic Research for a project on groundbreaking new X-ray scanning of food products. The aim is to ensure products of a very high quality, which is important for the Danish food export industry and is of a great help in keeping the Danish food industry competitive.
Nano-tech makes medicine greener
04 November 2011
Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen are behind the development of a new method that will make it possible to develop drugs faster and greener. This will lead to cheaper medicine for consumers.
World leading researcher and new research center to the Niels Bohr Institute
07 October 2011
Charles Marcus, one of the world’s absolute leading researchers in nanophysics, has received a grant of 61 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation to form a new research center at the Niels Bohr Institute
New world record for Danish nano researchers
12 September 2011
Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have recently moved a big step closer to understanding chemical processes. Their world record comes from tracking the biggest contraction in an inorganic molecule ever.
10 years of nanoscience
05 September 2011
Nano-Science Center was inaugurated on September 5 2001. 10 years later, more than 125 scientists and researchers are affiliated with the centre.
Professor Morten Meldal Chemistry receives U.S. award
28 June 2011
Head of Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen, Professor Morten Meldal will on June 30, 2011 receive the du Vigneaud Award for his lifelong work with research on peptides.
British research council supports Danish research in strong natural materials
31 May 2011
Researchers from the Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen are to break the code for strong natural materials. The British Research Council supports Danish fundamental research that could deliver the key to producing robust artificial human spare parts of the future.
New X-ray method for understanding brain disorders better
16 May 2011
Researchers including members from Nano-Science Center, Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new method for making detailed X-ray images of brain cells. The method, called SAXS-CT, can map the myelin sheaths of nerve cells, which are important for conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
CO2 makes life difficult for algae
12 May 2011
The acidification of the world’s oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment. New research shows that coccoliths, which are an important part of the marine environment, dissolve when seawater acidifies.
Novel ash analysis validates volcano no-fly zones
26 April 2011
Nanotech gives aviation authorities fact-based tool for air space risk assessment when volcanoes erupt
From science fiction to research breakthrough
01 April 2011
Focusing on interdisciplinary research is now leading to breakthroughs in bio nanotechnology research. A new method for drug development has become a reality.
Major advance in understanding how nanowires form
24 March 2011
New insights into why and how nanowires take the form they do will have profound implications for the development of future electronic components. PhD student Peter Krogstrup from the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen is behind the sensational new theoretical model, which is developed in collaboration with researchers from CINAM-CNRS in Marseille.
Morten Meldal is the new professor in nanochemistry
07 February 2011
The list of publications and honorary awards is long and with an H-index of 48 it is most definitely a qualified professor who will move into the office on the ground floor in the D-building. Starting March 1st, 57 year old Morten Meldal will fill the position as professor in nanochemistry at the Department of Chemistry.
Curved carbon for electronics of the future
24 January 2011
A new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Japanese researchers, have shown how electrons on thin tubes of graphite exhibit a unique interaction between their motion and their attached magnetic field – the so-called spin. The discovery paves the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a big impact on applications for spin-based nanoelectronics. The results have been published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.
ERC grant to Nano-Science Center
30 November 2010
Assistant Professor Gemma Solomon has just received an ERC grant of approx. 11 M DKK for her research on current induced heating in molecular electronics. Gemma is a part of nano-chemistry group at the Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry.
New Ultra-clean nanowires have great potential
10 November 2010
New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale. PhD student Peter Krogstrup, Niels Bohr Institute, in collaboration with a number of well-known researchers and the company SunFlake A/S, is behind the breakthrough. The new findings have recently been published in the prestigious journal NanoLetters.
Grants to Nano-Science Center
13 October 2010
Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen and Bo Wegge Laursen both received grants for their projects at Nano-Science Center from FTP.
Award for Prof. Dimitrios Stamou
30 September 2010
Dimitrios Stamou was awarded the annual Biotechnology Award for young researchers by The Danish Society for BioChemistry and Molecular Biology and Dansk Bioteknologisk Selskab.
New leadership at the Nano-Science Center
02 September 2010
From September 1th Jesper Nygård is the new leader of the Nano-Science
Center. Thomas Bjørnholm is leaving the center for the post as
Vice-Rector of the University of Copenhagen.
Kasper Moth-Poulsen group leader at Chalmers
01 September 2010
The former PhD and post doc at Nano-Science Center is about to start his own research group in materials chemistry Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dancing nanowires provide better knowledge
18 June 2010
Danish nano-researchers are among the first to film how nanowires move and with that have transferred classic physics to the nanoscale. The result is better wires for, for example, the development of sensors.
Thomas Bjørnholm Becomes the new Pro-Rector
01 June 2010
The University Board has decided to appoint Professor Thomas Bjørnholm new Prorector of the University of Copenhagen. Bjørnholm comes from a position as Director of the Nano-Science Center at the Faculty of Science. He will take up the post on 1 September 2010. The prorector position is appointed for a five-year period.
Kim Lefmann receives advisory post for ESS
12 March 2010
Kim Lefmann, NBI, is part of the new scientific advisory group for the board of the research facility ESS.
Robert Feidenhans’l receives top post in European research centre
03 March 2010
Robert Feidenhans’l at Nano-Science Center, Niels Bohr Institute has been elected to the prestigious post of Chairman of the Council for XFEL.
New insight in nerve cell communication
22 December 2009
New Danish nano research gives important insights in nerve cell communication that will help the fight against nerve pain following amputation and diabetes.
Danish nanowires have great potential
30 October 2009
Danish nanophysicists have developed a new method for manufacturing the cornerstone of nanotechnology research – nanowires.
Race for entangled electrons
16 October 2009
Danish and Swiss researchers have succeeded in splitting electron pairs from superconductors using nanowires.
Nanoresearchers challenge dogma in protein transportation in cells
21 September 2009
New data from Nano-Science Center on signalling proteins, called G proteins, may prove important in fighting diseases such as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer.
Nobel laureates visit Copenhagen
08 September 2009
Nano-Science Center is hostingthe European Conference on Molecular Electronics 2009.
China in Denmark
07 September 2009
Inauguration of new Chinese-Danish research center on Molecular Nanoelectronics.
New material for nanoscale-computer chips
17 August 2009
New data from Chinese-Danish collaboration shows that organic nanoscale wires could be an alternative to silicon in computer chips.
Live recordings of cell communication
06 August 2009
A new advanced method for imaging could add to our understanding of diseases of
the nervous system and viral infections.
Danish-American collaboration on synthetic biology
04 August 2009
An ambitious Danish project included a groundbreaking collaboration with the American pioneers in Synthetic Biology.
Power to Danish-Chinese nano-operation
02 June 2009
The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 15 million kroner to a new Danish-Chinese research centre for molecular nano-electronics.
New Danish research shows how oil gets stuck underground
11 May 2009
Nano-research on drill cores from the North Sea might help increase extraction rates of oil in Denmark
New approach may pave the way for molecular electronics
07 May 2009
Researchers at the Nano-Science Center have developed a new method to measure the individual molecules. The method can be used to construct electronic components based on individual molecules.
The new method, which is highlight in the journal ACS Nano, makes it easier for researchers to work with individual molecules because they can put a single molecule in between two gold rods.
- It is not possible to identify a molecule through our microscopes a...
Major step for drug discovery and diagnostics
12 February 2009
Danish and French scientists have developed new method that will reduce the way from development to useful drugs substantially.
Nanotechnology start-up gets a flying start
27 January 2009
”QuantumWise” is the name of a newly founded scientific software company, which defies the financial crisis and hires new staff.
UNIK funding to Nano-Science Center
17 December 2008
Thomas Bjørnholm leads new research area in Denmark – Synthetic Biology.
Lots of research grants to Nano-Science Center
15 December 2008
The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just given out 47 million Kr. to researchers at Nano-Science Center.
14 co-financed PhD scholarships for Nanoscience
12 December 2008
Copenhagen Graudate School for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has been granted 8.6 mio Dkkr.
4.5 million Euro to Boost Nanotech Development
09 December 2008
The Øresund Region and Western Sweden has recently received its largest funding on cross border cooperation.
Sensors inform about diseases
21 October 2008
The foundation stones are laid for a new type of sensor, which in the long term can help doctors to diagnose diseases of the nervous system.
New knowledge about thermoelectric materials could give better energy efficiency
30 September 2008
Researchers at the University of Århus, Risø-DTU and the University of Copenhagen just published data in Nature Materials that in the long term can be used to develop motors that are more fuel efficient and for more environmentally friendly cooling methods.
New Vice-Chairman at Nano-Science Center
17 September 2008
Associate Professor Jesper Nygård appointed as the new Vice-Chairman.
Chinese students at Nano-Science Center
03 September 2008
Nano-Science Center welcomes the first 4 Chinese Students.
First female candidate in nanotechnology
14 August 2008
Thomas Bjørnholm received a grant
01 July 2008
Professor Thomas Bjørnholm, Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry has recieved a grant from The Danish Natural Science Research Council.
Jesper Nygård received a grant
01 July 2008
Associated Professor Jesper Nygård, Nano-Science Center and Niels Bohr Institute has recieved a 753.750 Dkr. grant.
Theis Sølling has recieved a grant
01 July 2008
Associated Professor Theis Sølling, Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry has recieved a grant from The Danish Natural Science Research Council.
The fight for the best quantum bit (qubit)
30 June 2008
Post Doc Henrik Ingerslev Jørgensen from the Nano-Science Center, located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has come an important step closer to the quantum computer.
Memory in artificial atoms
07 April 2008
Nano-physicists at Nano-Science Center and Niels Bohr Institute have made discovery that in the future can result in faster computers.
New NanoGeoScience Group Members
26 March 2008
Several new researchers have joined the NanoGeoScience group.
Nanoscience, the Chinese way
18 December 2007
As the first Danish nanotechnology students, Mikkel Marfelt and Jon von Bülow went to China to study for two months.
Solar cells of the future
05 December 2007
If researcher Martin Aagesen’s future solar cells meet the expectations, both your economy and the environment will benefit from the research.
Nano-Science Center to coordinate EU-project
03 December 2007
The Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen has been chosen to coordinate research funding from the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme.
New Scandinavian collaboration on Nanotechnology
24 October 2007
The nano centres of the universities in South West Scandinavia enter a strategic collaboration to promote the development and commercialisation of nanotechnology.
Nano-Science Center co-organiser on Nanotech Northern Europe
12 September 2007
Nanotech Northern Europe 2008 takes place in Copenhagen, Bella Center from 23-25 September.
Nano Camp at Nano-Science Center
20 July 2007
The first nano student have graduated
09 July 2007
The Øresund region’s first students with a master’s degree in nanotechnology have now completed their exam at the University of Copenhagen.
Nano-Science Center adds new angle
29 March 2007
March 30 opens new reseach division at Nano-Science Center.
DTU Summer School 2007
14 February 2007
Summer School for skilled students of engineering and science.