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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

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

Power shutdown in building 1510 - this weekend (Saturday 22.09 - Sunday 23.09)

2018.09.21Building Services - Department of Chemistry - Power shutdown in building 1510 - this weekend (Saturday 22.09 - Sunday 23.09)

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

See where to park and not to park around AU’s 90th anniversary celebration on 21 September

2018.09.04Parking facilities around the University Park will be changed in connection with the 90th anniversary celebration on 21 September 2018

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

Limited IT during the weekend of 8 - 9 Septemberw from Saturday 8 September at 00:01 to Sunday 9 September at 23:59. Necessary updates to systems, etc. will be carried out to ensure students and employees the

2018.08.29AU IT and AU Finance and Estates Projects and Development will carry out a planned service window from Saturday 8 September at 00:01 to Sunday 9 September at 23:59

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.



Call for proposals for synergistic projects at Science and Technology

2018.08.07ynergy packages will be allocated to research collaboration in each of the three areas: general synergistic activities, collaboration with the business sector and public sector consultancy. Deadline for application is 15 August 2018.

Best Poster Prize

2018.08.02PhD student Anna H.F. Andersen at Alexander Zelikin's lab was awarded Best Poster Presentation

Best oral presentation prize

2018.07.02PhD student Raoul Walther at Alexander Zelikin lab was awarded Best Oral presentation

GDPR service notice: How to delete emails automatically

2018.06.29You can configure folders in Outlook to delete mails automatically, so you can be sure you don’t save sensitive personal data longer than is legal.

New rules regarding communicating with the students

2018.06.27New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

No vaccum Monday July 2nd between 7-12

2018.06.25in building 1512 + 1513

AU scientists develop safer method for handling high-risk reagents

2018.06.25Pyrophoric chemicals like tert-Butyllithium are used on a daily basis in many laboratories. These reagents are very sensitive towards air and moisture, and serious accidents have occured when handling the reagents inappropriately. CADIAC scientist has developed an important improvement in the protocol, which makes it safer for also undergraduates to use the chemicals.

Moving large amounts of the university’s data may lead to IT service interruptions

2018.06.19IT service interruptions may be experienced for a few weeks starting today Tuesday 19 June

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Wed 26 Sep
08:00-19:30 | Aarhus and Mols in Denmark
At Secret Hotel we wish to draw your attention to our symposium "EARTHBOUND - The Multispieces Paradigme Shift", the 26-29 of September 2018 in Aarhus and Mols in Denmark.
Wed 26 Sep
10:00-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Mogens Zielerstuen, Stakladen, Frederik Nielsen Vej, 8000 Aarhus C
Invitation to Open Science seminar
SPOMAN Open Science would like to invite you and your network to a seminar on degradation of polymers.
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
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 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
Mon 19 Nov
09:30-15:00 | TBA
Open Science Seminar
Circular Economy - Rethink the use of materials

Events Archive

Fri 21 Sep
13:30-15:30 | 1525-223, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Kasper Asmussen (supervisors: Victoria Birkedal & Rikke Frøhlich Hougaard)
Ligevægt i Fysisk Kemi og Udvikling af Laboratorie- og Computerøvelse: Udvikling og analyse af laboratorieforsøg og computerøvelse med fokus på de studerendes faglige dialog og læring.
Fri 21 Sep
13:15-15:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master Thesis defence - Emma Møller Ehrenreich-Petersen (supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
Materials under High Pressure - Experimental Discoveries and Theoretical Structure Predictions
Tue 18 Sep
12:30-17:45 | CHANGE of location and starting time: 12:30 in the Chemistry Canteen, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
iMAT Student Seminar Meeting
Sat 01 Sep
10:00-16:00 | IFA, Ny Munkegade 120 8000 Aarhus C
Workshop for Young Scientists: Scientific Survival Skills
€50 (Lunch and coffee included)
Thu 30 Aug
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Mødelokale 1, Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus
Science for Society: Partnering for impact
Speaker: Henrik Juul Nielsen, Head of Future options – ideation at Grundfos
Mon 27 Aug
08:45-12:00 | Scandinavian Congress Centre, Margrethepladsen 5, 8000 Aarhus
This year’s European Conference on Surface Science is organised by researchers from Aarhus University and provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in surface physics and chemistry.
Fri 24 Aug
14:00-20:00 | Navitas, Aarhus
Enjoy the summer with your colleagues!
Thu 23 Aug
10:00-20:00 | Odense, University of Southern Denmark
The Danish Chemical Society Annual Meeting 2018
23th of August 2018, Odense, University of Southern Denmark
Wed 22 Aug
13:15-15:15 | 1514-213, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Camilla Worre Pedersen (supervisor: Victoria Birkedal)
DNA G-Quadruplexes in HeLa cell extracts
Tue 21 Aug
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Julian Holzinger (supervisor: Jørgen Skibsted)
Characterization of Acidic Sites in Zeolites Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Wed 08 Aug
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud I (1514-213), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Diversity-oriented Organocatalysis or There and Back Again
Speaker: Lukasz Albrecht, Lodz University of Technology, Lódz, Poland (Host: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Mon 06 Aug
08:45-16:30 | Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby and Aalborg University, Esbjerg
DHRTC Summer School on Mature Oil Fields
Together with the partner institutions, Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) has organized a summer school on Mature Oil Fields. There will be topics covered within Geoscience, Chemistry, and Engineering
Fri 06 Jul
13:00-15:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Anne Katrine Ravn (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Fundamental studies for the construction of carbon dioxide derived C-C bonds
Tue 03 Jul
10:15-12:15 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Jacqueline Arlt (supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Structure and dynamicss of molecules embedded in helium nanodroplets studied by ionization with femtosecond laser pulses
Fri 29 Jun
13:15-15:15 | Aud F (1534-125), Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Master Thesis Defence: Jacob Ginnerup Andreasen (supervisor: Torben R. Jensen)
Methylamine Metal Borohydrides - Characterisation and Synthesis
Fri 29 Jun
13:15-15:15 | Aarhus Universitet, The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, iNANO Aud (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence - Sebastian Damgaard Madsen (Supervisor: Jan Skov Pedersen)
Title: Development of methods for size and shape determination of inorganic nanoparticles from small-angle X-ray scattering data
Fri 29 Jun
10:15-11:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
iMAT Lecture: Towards the energy transition: how to turn carbon dioxide and water to carbon-neutral synthetic fuels
Dr. Teresa Andreu, Advanced Materials for Energy Area, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) (Host: Anders Bentien)
Fri 29 Jun
10:15-11:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Specialized iNANO Lecture: Optimization of NMR pulse sequences and visualization of spin dynamics
Professor Dr. Steffen Glaser, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Thu 28 Jun
13:30-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. IV (1514-116), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Johan Guldbrand Karstoft (Supervisor: Merete Bilde)
Title: Candle emissions: Methods for characterization
Thu 28 Jun
13:15-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. I (1514-213), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Freja Manø Busk Karlsen (Supervisor: Thomas Poulsen)
Title: “Biosynthesis of the APD functionality in rakicidin A”

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