Chemist Biljana Mojsoska and molecular biologist Håvard Jenssen from Roskilde University have in collaboration with international research colleagues developed and tested new antimicrobial drugs that can be used as an alternative to antibiotics in the fight against the infectious disease tuberculosis. The mycobacteria that triggers tuberculosis develops resistance to more and more known antibiotics.
Many years of senior management experience from the business world and a great deal of insight into the university sector are among the competencies that the new chairman of the board of Roskilde University will use to strengthen the university's position. Carsten Toft Boesen will replace Erik Jacobsen as Chairman on December 1, 2020.
Professor Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen from Roskilde University and colleagues from the Swedish Agricultural University have jointly published research results that demonstrate that the agroecological practice of intercropping cereals and legumes can reduce the global need for nitrogen fertilizers by up to 26% and considerably reduce the amount of land used.
Since January 2020 the ongoing Corona pandemic has thrown the world into a deep health crisis. The Carlsberg Foundation therefore grants DKK 10 million to a new Semper Ardens project for the development of mathematical models to predict the potential development of future epidemics. Professor Lone Simonsen at Roskilde University will lead this Semper Ardens project.