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This is the archive of Department of Chemistry staff news and internal arrangements - if you want to post information on news or arrangements here and on our front pages, just send a brief description and any relevant links/photos to the secretariat.

Local news

Paid days of holiday

2018.11.14Please note that AU has three paid holidays, Constructionday, Christmas eve and New year's eve.

We are a tartet for criminals!

2018.11.09Please keep all doors closed

Limited IT during the weekend of 17-18 November

2018.11.02IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 17 and 18 November 2018.

How to handle personal data correctly

2018.10.31In relation to sensitive personal data, it can be difficult to determine which mails you should delete and when to delete them – in short, how we as employees of Aarhus University should deal with mails containing this kind of information

Lundbeckfonden postdoctoral fellowship

2018.10.31Postdoc Sheiliza Carmali from Alexander Zelikin's group receives an individual postdoctoral fellowship from the Lundbeckfonden worth 2,1 Mio DKK

Brainnovation Day

2018.10.29Invitation to the 4th annual Brainnovation Day at AU On “Degradation and Recycling of Inorganic Materials”

FET-Open Information Meeting

2018.10.09The coordinator team for the EU Excellence pillar and the Faculty of Science & Technology invites you to this 2-hour seminar about FET-Open (Future and Emerging Technologies), where you get the chance to learn much more from people with deep experience with the programme. No registration needed.

Jacob Overgaard publishes “Very Important Paper” in Chemistry – A European Journal

2018.10.09Title: Mapping the magnetic anisotropy at the atomic scale in dysprosium single molecule magnets

ST Learning Lab - develops and inspires the teaching at Science and Technology

2018.10.04Read more about ST Learning Lab, the educational development centre of Science and Technology: Sharing of knowledge on didactics, customised courses and workshops, development of digital teaching materials, and much more.

Rutgers University Delegation Seminars

2018.10.04Seminar talks will be held at Dept. of Chemistry on Tuesday 9th October 2018, when a delegation from Rutgers University will visit Science & Technology.

Simpler and safer method for handling a useful but foul-smelling gas in chemical synthesis

2018.09.25Skrydstrup Group has developed both an ingenious, as well as a safe procedure for using the ’rotten egg’ smelling and flammable gas, methanethiol, in certain chemical reactions.

Profile your research: make your articles freely available

2018.09.21With Open Access, you can raise the profile of your research and you can meet the requirements imposed by many national and international foundations. At the same time you will be complying with the national Open Access policy and Aarhus University's internal Open Access policy

Research inspired by nature’s technologies

2018.09.19Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal has been interviewed by Weekendavisen on the potential of biomimicry and his progress in developing an innovative biodegradable superglue.

NEW VISA FOR CHINA RULES: Important message for teachers/researchers going to China

2018.09.14The Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Copenhagen will change their procedure for applying for a visa for China on 4 October 2018

Empower Talent!

2018.09.06It is again possible to register for the AU mentor scheme Empower Talent!, which matches staff at assistant professor level (assistant professor/researcher/postdoc) with more experienced colleagues at associate professor level or above for a period of one year.

RejsUd support cafés

2018.09.04AU’s new travel expense settlement system RejsUd has been launched, and you will find guides and a FAQ on the RejsUd website.

Refurbishment Status

2018.09.04Latest room overview and the "Refurbishment Journey" of the Department

Remember to sign up for the Student/Research Group Matchmaking

2018.08.31The research groups who wish to participate in the poster day on September 14th must sign up no later than September 1st

Status – Refurbishment of Buildings 1510 and 1511

2018.08.29The refurbishing process has recently focused on getting the teaching lab in Building 1510 (Linderberg Lab) ready for the teaching semester start-up.

Change of pin code on your access card

2018.08.28At staff and students can order a pin code for their access card if they have received a new key card or have forgotten their pin code.

ST Awards

2018.08.27On Friday 24 August at the ST Summer Hangout the recipients of the annual ST Awards were revealed. The ST Science Award went to Professor Troels Skrydstrup and the ST Education Award went to Professor Thomas Vosegaard.

You can still secure a place at Medical Innovation Day

2018.08.27Bring your most inventive students along on Friday October 5th, when innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges of the future are on the agenda.

Call for applications for Novo Scholarship 2019 now open

2018.08.22Novo Nordisk and Novozymes invite master students at Danish universities, Lund University and Malmö University to apply for a Novo Scholarship

New research paper in Cell Chemical Biology

2018.08.17A team of AU-scientists from ST and HEALTH lead by Thomas B. Poulsen has published a new research paper in Cell Chemical Biology.

Best Poster Award

2018.08.15PhD student Henrik Lyder Andersen from Mogens Christensen's group was awarded the best poster price at the 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference in Edinburgh.

An extra special birthday

2018.08.17It is almost time to celebrate the university’s anniversary, and this year Aarhus University will turn 90. True to tradition, the occasion will be celebrated, and on Monday 6 August registration for the festivities was opened for staff, who all received an invitation by email.


2018.08.03Please remember to close windows and doors after work hours

IR, UV and melting point

2018.08.08From now and until week 34 the IR, UV and melting point instruments are located in 1513-315

Stay Abroad Workshop for PhD-students

2018.08.07Dear PhD student. You probably know that going abroad is an integral part of your education. Nonetheless, you may not be completely certain how to approach it.



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Mon 19 Nov
09:30-15:00 | iNANO Aud (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Seminar
Circular Economy - Rethink the use of materials
Wed 21 Nov
15:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. I, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture with: Dr. Michael Tsakos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Host: Thomas B. Poulsen)
Title: Symbiosis-inspired natural product synthesis
Thu 22 Nov
13:15-15:30 | 1532-116, Aud G1, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Kristian Mark Jacobsen (Supervisor: Thomas B. Poulsen)
The Mechanism of Action of the APD-CLD Natural Products
Fri 23 Nov
13:00-15:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: James Pickering (Supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Alignment and Imaging of Molecular Clusters Embedded in Helium Nanodroplets
Fri 23 Nov
14:00-15:00 | Auditoriet i AIAS-bygningen; Bygning 1632, lokale 201
On 23 November, the Lundbeck Foundation will visit Aarhus University
Thu 29 Nov
09:00-16:00 | iNANO auditorium and foyer, Aarhus University Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus
Invitation to the 4th annual Brainnovation Day at AU
On “Degradation and Recycling of Inorganic Materials”
Tue 08 Jan
12:00-12:00 | Richard Mortensen stuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C
Nordic Workshop on Scattering from Soft Matter
and Tutorial Event in Aarhus, 2019

Events Archive

Fri 16 Nov
13:15-14:00 | 1593-012, Auditoriet, INANO-Huset, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus Universitet, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Simon Laursen (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Title: From gases to pharmaceuticals
Fri 16 Nov
11:15-12:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Specialized iNANO lecture: Catalytic reactions for the formation of C-C and C-S bonds using CO2 and SO2
Professor Thibault Cantat, NIMBE, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France (Host: Troels Skrydstrup)
Tue 13 Nov
11:15-12:00 | 1632-201, AIAS auditorium, Aarhus Institut for Advancerede Studier, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, Aarhus Universitet, 8000 Aarhus C.
PhD defence: Lars Astrup Leth (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Title: Organocatalysis in New Settings: Multiple Activation Modes Working Together
Tue 13 Nov
08:15-09:00 | 1632-201, AIAS Auditorium, Aarhus Universitet, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Line Dahl Næsborg (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Title: Reaching for Reactivity – by a Synergistic Symphony of Catalysts
Mon 12 Nov
15:15-16:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej, 8000 Aarhus
Lecture: Looking for Hidden Symmetric Starting Materials in Natural Product Synthesis
Speaker: Prof. Jieping Zhu, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Schwitzerland (Host: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Thu 08 Nov
11:15-12:00 | iNANO Auditorium, Gustav Wieds Vej 14 (Building 1590), Gustav Wieds Vej, 8000 Aarhus
Open Science Lecture: Smart Materials, « Open » Innovation and the Circular Economy
Speaker: Sumitra Rajagopalan
Fri 02 Nov
13:15-15:30 | 1514-213, Aud. I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Ph.d. defence: Christinne Hedberg (Supervisor: Henrik Helligsø Jensen)
Investigation of New Methods for Synthesis of Carbocyclic Glycosidase Inhibitors and Activation of Thioglycosides
Fri 02 Nov
13:15-14:00 | 1593-012, Auditoriet, iNANO-Huset, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus Universitet, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Mikkel Bach Skovsgaard (Supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Title: Affinity-Guided Protein Conjugation using Oligonucleotides and Small Molecules
Fri 02 Nov
13:00-15:00 | 1531-119, AUd. D2, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Pere Monge Marcet (supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Characterization and evaluation of artificial receptors
Wed 31 Oct
09:30-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Richard Mortensenstuen, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Seminar
Machine Learning for Materials Discovery
Thu 25 Oct
13:00-15:00 | NAVITAS, room 03.107
FET-Open Information Meeting
Tue 23 Oct
13:00-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for kemi, Aud. I (1514-213) Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Rasmus Juhl Sørensen (Supervisor: Peter Remsen Ogilby)
Title: Reaction of singlet oxygen with tryptophan in proteins
Mon 22 Oct
13:15-15:30 | 1532-116, Aud. G1, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Ph.d. defence: Morten Jarlstad Olesen (Supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Anti-cancer enzyme prodrug therapy using biocatalytic implants and long-acting prodrugs for local intervention
Mon 22 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1593-222, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C.
Qualifying exam: Jakob Bæk Grinderslev (supervisor: Torben R. Jensen)
Complex metal hydrides for hydrogen storage and electrolyte materials
Fri 12 Oct
14:15-16:15 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Simone Munkholm Kevy (supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
Topological Insulating Materials - New candidates, syntheses, structural characterization and induced superconductivity
Thu 11 Oct
13:00-15:00 | 1533-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus
Ph.d. defence: Louise Normann Jensen (Supervisor: Merete Bilde)
Effects of temperature, relative humidity and loading on the properties of α-pinene derived secondary organic aerosol.
Wed 10 Oct
14:15-16:15 | 1532-116, Aud. G1, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Pier Paolo Poier (supervisor: Frank Jensen)
Progress report
Tue 09 Oct
13:00-15:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Rutgers University Delegation Seminars
Speakers: Charles Dismukes, Tewodros Asefa, Leonard Feldman
Mon 08 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Aske Skyum Donslund (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Towards new Nickel catalyzed Carbonylative Reactions
Wed 26 Sep
15:00-17:00 | Aud II (1514-110), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Atmospherical Student Workshop
Workshop about the atmosphere and its impact on climate and health

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