Life science


Center for Volatile Interactions (VOLT)

All organisms on our planet produce a wide range of volatile compounds to communicate, cooperate, and compete with each other. These complex, yet invisible, interactions…

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Professor Marja Jäättelä - head of center, CARD

Center for Autophagy, Recycling and Disease (CARD)

Cellular homeostasis is governed by integrated activities of energy-supplying organelles, macromoleculeproducing factories and recycling pathways. As in our modern society, also in our cells, power…

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Professor Jørgen Kjems - head of center, CellPat

Center for Cellular Signal Patterns (CellPat)

The centre will focus in particular on how our immune cells can recognise the difference between external dangers and ourselves, and why this mechanism sometimes…

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Professor Lars Peter Nielsen - head of center, CEM

Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM)

CEM will investigate cable bacteria, a newly discovered form of life where each individual consists of thousands of cells in centimeter-long chains within a common…

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Professor Lone Gram - head of center, CeMiSt

Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt)

Microbial secondary (or specialized) metabolites have been exploited by mankind for decades, especially as antibiotics and other medical drugs. Despite their enormous societal importance, the…

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