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Thomas Poulsen receives NNF grant

2019.05.10Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen receives 9.995.548 DKK in Ascending Investigator grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation

Assoc. Prof. Henrik Birkedal honored by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

2019.05.10Congratulations to Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal who is awarded the Danish polymer prize, Elastyrenprisen 2019, for being internationally recognized and leading within his research in self-healing polymer gels

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes

2019.05.10Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf’s laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology

6 new grants from the IRFD

2019.05.10Victoria Birkedal, Thomas Poulsen, Jan Skov Pedersen, Kim Daasbjerg, Alexander Zelikin and Torben Jensen all receive research grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a combined value of 23,5 mio DKK. Congratulations!

Consultation on proposal to divide the Faculty of Science and Technology

2019.05.01The proposal to divide Science and Technology into two faculties has now been presented to AU’s Board

Transition to the Danish state's chart of accounts - IndFak

2019.04.25Please remember to complete the processing of all invoices in IndFak by 12:00 noon on 13 May!

Transition to the Danish state's chart of accounts - RejsUd

2019.04.25Please do not create new settlements in RejsUd from 3 May to 21 May 2019!

ST Summer Hangouts

2019.04.24Sneak preview of the invitation to ST Summer Hangouts

Limited IT during the weekend of 26-28 April

2019.04.15IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 26 until 28 April 2019

May 1st. - International Workers' Day

2019.04.12Employees may take 1 May off by agreement with their immediate superior if, in their superior’s opinion, the work situation permits it.

APV 2019

2019.04.11The results of the WPA are now available on the website

Henrik Birkedal featured on Danmarks Radio

2019.04.08Henrik Birkedal has been interviewed in relation to his research in bio-inspired materials

Three researchers from Dept. of Chemistry receive Villum Investigator grants

2019.04.02Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Karl Anker Jørgensen, and Henrik Stapelfeldt are awarded with a Villum Investigator grant for a total sum of 110 mio. DKK

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

2019.04.02NMR Laboratory Manager Dennis Wilkens Juhl

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

2019.04.01Purchasing and Chemical Coordinator Line Clemmensen and AC-TAP Vibeke Lauridsen

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

2019.04.01Head of Secretariat Jacob Serup Ramsay and Department and Scientific Coordinator Birgitte Lodberg Pedersen

Niels Christian Nielsen

2019.03.22Niels Christian is on leave from 1st March 2019

Teacher training programme

2019.03.22Please be aware of the possibility of joining the teacher training programme for assistant professors and postdocs

New holiday act from 2020

2019.03.11On 1 September 2020, the new Holiday Act comes into force, and all employees will transition to a concurrent holiday scheme

Marianne Glasius has contributed to this paper published in Nature Communications

2019.03.06Urban pollution greatly enhances formation of natural aerosols over the Amazon rainforest

Zelikin lab published in Advanced Science

2019.03.04Nucleic Acids as a Nature‐Inspired Scaffold for Macromolecular Prodrugs of Nucleoside Analogues

The process for the reorganisation of ST

2019.02.28Rector Bech Nielsen has initiated a process to decide on a possible reorganisation of Science and Technology in collaboration with the faculty

[Translate to English:] Masterplan for Campus 2.0 vedtaget

2019.03.01[Translate to English:] Den endelige plan for AU’s fysiske udvikling er nu vedtaget

New review article from the Poulsen lab published in Angewandte Chemie

2019.02.25“Chemical syntheses and chemical genetics of carboxyl polyether ionophores: Recent highlights”

Cultural training: Living and Working in Denmark

2019.02.25How do Danes network and build relations at work and in their spare time?

Farewell reception for Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen

2019.02.22Niels Chr. Nielsen has stepped down as dean of Science and Technology as of 15 February 2019. Colleagues and business partners are invited to a farewell reception.

Criminals are using Aarhus University to commit fraud

2019.02.18Aarhus University has received fraudulent invoices for payment by the university. Employees who approve invoices should be on their guard

Rector: AU should have five faculties instead of four

2019.02.08The Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University has grown so large that the rector is now proposing to split it into two faculties

Seminar: How do we create a more sustainable AU?

2019.02.05Would you like to contribute to developing sustainable initiatives at AU? Join us for a sustainability seminar 21 March

Information security: AU under attack by phone scammers

2019.02.04A lot of employees are currently getting phone scam calls from foreign telephone numbers

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Wed 29 May
14:15-15:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej, 8000 Aarhus
Lecture: Chemical Epigenomics: Combining Chemical and Genetic Tools to Interrogate Mechanisms of Chromatin Modifiers
Speaker: Ass. Prof. Brian B. Liau, Harvard University
Tue 18 Jun
12:00-13:30 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Invitation to symposium
On the occasion of Professor Jan Skov Pedersen’s 60th birthday this year, we will celebrate his many contributions to the development
Tue 25 Jun
11:00-15:30 | Aarhus University Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
Circular Bioeconomy Days
Mark your calendar for exciting Circular Bioeconomy Days and join us at Aarhus University for discussions on how to take circular bioeconomy to the next level

Events Archive

Thu 23 May
15:15-16:00 | 1510-435, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Title: Functional Display of Ice Nucleation Protein InaZ in Bacterial Ghosts
Speaker: Werner Lubitz, Bird-C, Vienna (Host: Tobias Weidner)
Thu 23 May
11:15-12:00 | 1510-410, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Invitation to talk: “Development of Multiscale Methods for Computational Biomolecular Spectroscopy”
Speaker: Jógvan Magnus Haugaard Olsen
Thu 23 May
10:00-14:00 | Aud E (1533-103), Dept. of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
DanScatt Annual meeting 2019
Organizer: Torben R. Jensen
Wed 22 May
13:00-13:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Nordic Neutron Meeting: Neutrons for Sustainable Society
Organizer: Mogens Christensen
Wed 22 May
10:00-15:00 | Department of Engineering, the Navitas building, Inge Lehmannsgade 10, 8000 Aarhus C. Meeting room 04.056
Information day with Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD)
Researchers from all academic fields interested in applying for one of the IFD programmes (Grand Solutions, InnoEx-plorer, InnoFounder etc.) are welcome.
Mon 20 May
13:15-15:00 | 1510-213 (Aud. VI), Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master defence: Laurynas Gausas (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Title: Exploring the Reactivity of sp3-sp3 Diboron Compounds
Mon 20 May
09:15-11:15 | 1510-213, Aud-VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Sheng-Yu Yang (supervisor: Jørgen Skibsted)
The role of aluminum in Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate phases: A Multinuclear Solid-State NMR investigation
Thu 16 May
12:15-04:14 | 1532-125, Aud F, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Camilla Kaas Frich (Supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Macromolecular prodrugs for antiviral therapy
Thu 16 May
09:00-17:00 | iNANO Auditorium, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Festival
The 3rd Open Science Festival 16 May 2019 at iNANO, Aarhus University
Wed 08 May
13:15-16:00 | 1532-122, Aud G2, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Ulrik Keiding (Supervisor: Thomas Poulsen)
Development, optimization, and application of an assay, using ketone bodies as a biomarker for longevity
Wed 08 May
10:15-11:00 | 1510-213, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi (Aud. VI), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Investigation of host-microbiota co-metabolism as a new strategy for biomarker discovery – New Chemical Biology tools for Metabolomics analysis
Speaker: Associate Professor Daniel Globisch, Uppsala University / Sweden (Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas B. Poulsen, PhD, Aarhus Universitet)
Tue 07 May
10:00-12:00 | 1592-316, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus
EPMA and Nano SIMS Seminar
Contact: Thorsten Nagel/Rasmus Andreasen/Charles Lesher (Geoscience)
Mon 06 May
13:15-16:00 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Karl Frederik Færch Fischer (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Characterizing Anisotropic Thermoelectric Materials
Mon 06 May
12:30-13:15 | 1510-213, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. VI, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Seminar: “Bringing Atmospheric Chemistry Home - Abundance, Sources, and Fates of Indoor Organic Gases and Particles"
Speaker: Prof. Allen H. Goldstein, University of California – Berkeley (Host: Marianne Glasius)
Tue 30 Apr
13:15-15:15 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Jennifer Hölscher (supervisor: Mogens Christensen)
Nanostructure and cation site occupancy in magnetic ferrites
Tue 30 Apr
11:15-12:15 | 5530-07, Aarhus Universitet, Katrinebjergvej 107, 8200 Aarhus N
Meeting about Innovation Fund Denmarks Grand Solutions call
Do’s and don’ts: How to write a successful Grand Solutions proposal for Innovation Fund Denmark
Thu 25 Apr
14:15-15:00 | Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Talk: From Electrospinning Poly(ionic liquid)s to Conductive Carbon Fibers
Dr. Elinor Josef from Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Host: Nina Lock)
Wed 24 Apr
10:00-11:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds vej 14, 8000 Aarhus University
Open invitation: “Novo Nordisk Foundation – New initiatives and possibilities in Biotech and Life Science"
Speaker: Claus Feldby, head of Life Science Research
Tue 23 Apr
13:15-15:15 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Nina Kølln Wittig (supervisor: Henrik Birkedal)
Bone and Brilliance
Tue 23 Apr
12:30-13:15 | (5125-416E, Edison), Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N
Seminar: Engineering messenger RNA nanotherapeutics
Speaker: Piotr Kowalski, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Host: Azra Becic Brka, Department of Engineering)

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