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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

Full semester course in Danish

2017.11.23For international staff members of Aarhus University, as well as for their partners, who’d like to study Danish through an efficient learning process, guided by experienced teachers.

Changes to holiday registrations

2017.11.23Deadline Dec. 8, 2017

Crash Course in Danish

2017.11.23Dedicated to international staff members of Aarhus University, as well as their partners, who’d like to have a fast start-up in Danish.

Searching for electronic articles in AU Library

2017.11.22At AU Library we have bought access to a lot of journals and e-books, but it can sometimes be hard to figure out the system, if you do not use it often. Here are some tips and ideas on how to find journal articles at AU Library.

Novo Nordisk Career Day

2017.11.21Can you see yourself at Novo Nordisk when you graduate? Learn about your job opportunities at Novo Nordisk.

New Purchase Agreement on Gloves, Safety Glasses and Eye Wash

2017.11.14The agreement came into effect on 1 November 2017 and it runs until 31 October 2019.

Evacuation drill - and the “real deal“

2017.11.15Thursday November 2, an evacuation drill was held at the Department of Chemistry – and Monday November 6, the alert sounded for real

Are you satisfied with your PhD programme?

2017.11.06Until November 27 alle PhD students at Aarhus University can participate in a new survey with the aim to provide an in-depth understanding of the quality of PhD programmes throughout the university.

New paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

2017.11.03Troels Skrydstrup group has A new paper in Angewandte Chemie describing the efficient reduction of water to dihydrogen with hydrogen cyanide diboron compounds.

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 18-19 November

2017.11.01IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 18 and 19 November 2017.

TOKS XVI at Aarhus University 2017

2017.11.01TOKS XVI (Træf for Organisk Kemi-Studerende) will take place at Aarhus University this weekend. TOKS routinely gathers 125+ chemistry students (BSc, MSc, PhD), as well as post docs, professors, and participants from industry.

Watch out for fishihing email!

2017.10.31A phishing email is circulating in our system at the moment.

Apply for funding for competency development

2017.10.27Applications for funding for competency development activities in 2018 are now being taken. Send your application by 15 December 2017.

ESS instrument HEIMDAL

2017.10.26 Mogens Christensen crosses important milestone

New paper in Chemical Science led by Troels Skrydstrup

2017.10.25A new paper in Chemical Science describing a simple setting for performing chemical reactions with hydrogen cyanide

Accurate Electronic Structure Methods for Large Molecules

2017.10.25Prof. Poul Jørgensen's ERC Advanced Grant project was highlighted by the European Commissions primary service for EU-funded research (CORDIS) as a 'Result in Brief' article

Administrative Positions

2017.10.19Right now we have 3 vacancies at the Department of Chemistry. Read more here.

UPDATED PROFILE MATERIAL FOR AU

2017.10.16The 2017-18 editions of AU’s profile brochure and the abridged version AU in Brief have just been published.

International postdoctoral grant

2017.10.16Thomas Leegaard Andersen receives funding from FNU for a stay ay University of British Columbia

New career platform for junior researchers has been launched

2017.10.13Aarhus University is taking steps to make it easier for junior researchers to plan their careers.

Aarhus University introduces grade point averages for all science and engineering degrees

2017.10.13In future, students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 7.0 on the Danish 7-point grading scale to be directly admitted via quota 1 to a degree programme at Science and Technology.

New procedure for purchasing chemicals and lab-ware

2017.10.12Order templates and mail adresses.

AU Introduction Day

2017.09.28The Introduction Day is Aarhus University’s official event to welcome new members of staff. It is an opportunity to find out more about Aarhus University as a workplace and to meet new colleagues.

Full Semester Course in Danish in October

2017.09.28For international staff at Aarhus University, as well as their partners, who would like to study Danish through an efficient learning process guided by experienced teachers. Application deadline 22 October 2017.

Aarhus City Welcome - you are invited!

2017.09.27Calling all internationals – expats, repats and international students! Are you a newcomer or have you lived here for long?

Experiencing problems with your access card?

2017.09.27If you have more than one access card, you must use the most recent one to access AU’s buildings from 4 October. If your access card does not work, you have to order a new one.

New page on Infrastructure/facility operation at the Dept. of Chemistry

2017.09.22We are currently gathering and documenting infrastructure and facility operation at Dept. of Chemistry at our Staff portal.

AU Introduction Day

2017.09.19The Introduction Day is Aarhus University’s official event to welcome new members of staff. It is an opportunity to find out more about Aarhus University as a workplace and to meet new colleagues.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s Travel Grant to students at Aarhus University

2017.09.15Nikolaj Roth (supervisor: Bo Brummersted Iversen), student of Chemistry is one of the receivers of her Majasty Queen Margrethe II's travel grant

Dean's Challenge 2017

2017.09.08Dean's Challenge is a case competition for students at Science and Technology and their friends, taking place in October 2017. The case competition is organized by the student association NOVA in collaboration with the Dean of Science & Technology at Aarhus University.

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Local events

Mon 11 Dec
10:00-18:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Open Science Symposium
Registration for the Open Science Symposium is now open!
Tue 12 Dec
09:00-16:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANo (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
iNANO Brainnovation Day
Functional Coatings
Tue 12 Dec
13:00-15:30 | The Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Merete Barker Auditorium, bld. 1253-211
Novo Nordisk Career Day
Wed 13 Dec
09:00-17:00 | Institut for Kemi
Institute Day 2017
Thu 14 Dec
09:00-16:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
iMAT Student Seminar Day
Tue 16 Jan
13:00-15:00 | Nobel Auditorium 1482-105
Meet Innovation Fund Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark is travelling around the country, informing about the possibilities of investments within the programs "Grand Solutions", "InnoBooster" and "Talent". The meeting is held in the Nobel Auditorium 1482-105. Registration is not necessary.

Events Archive

Fri 24 Nov
13:15-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, 1531-113 Aud D1 (Matematik), Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence - Bente Kring Hansen (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Thomas B. Poulsen)
Title: Protein Chemical Biology - Mode of action studies of bacterial protein toxin phenomycin and new electrophilic probes for protein tagging/covalent inhibitor design
Fri 24 Nov
13:15-14:45 | 1523-318, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Master Thesis Defense - Signe Rolighed Thorsen (Supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Wed 15 Nov
15:00-17:00 | AU Conference Center, Meeting Room 2, First floor, Building 1421, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
UIC Seminar: The Danish Tax System
How to navigate the Danish tax system. Sign-up required.
Tue 14 Nov
13:00-15:00 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Magnus Haugaard Rønne (supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide by Metal Organic Complexes
Fri 03 Nov
11:00-14:30 |
TOKS XVI 2017
Every 18 months, young chemists from all of Denmark gather for TOKS (“Træf for Organisk Kemi-Studerende”). The meeting is arranged for students, by students.
Fri 03 Nov
10:00-12:00 | 1512-320, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Kick-off Meeting MAGFLY
Host: Mogens Christensen
Thu 02 Nov
13:15-15:30 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Elisabeth Borg (supervisor: Torben Jensen)
Materials for hydrogen and heat storage
Wed 01 Nov
14:15-16:30 | 1514-213, Aud. I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: René Bjerregaard Madsen (supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass – characterization of gas, aqueous phase, bio-crude, and solid residue
Wed 01 Nov
11:15-12:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi (1513-435), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Seminar: CO2 capture from ambient air
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. D.W.F. Brilman from University of Twente, The Netherlands (Host: Marianne Glasius)
Tue 31 Oct
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. I, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture, title: Asymmetric Autocatalysis and the Origin of Homochirality
By: Professor Kenso Soai, Tokyo University of Science (Host: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Tue 31 Oct
12:00-14:00 | 1531-119, Aud. D2, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Jakob Ahlburg (supervisor: Mogens Christensen)
A Tale of Neutrons and Magnets and Ingenuity
Tue 31 Oct
09:00-11:00 | 1534-125, Aud. F, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Pelle Gorm Garbus (supervisor: Mogens Christensen)
Synthesis & Reduction of Iron Oxides - A Case Study of Α- And Γ-Iron Oxides Reduction Observed By Neutron Diffraction
Fri 27 Oct
13:00-15:30 | 523-318, Auditorium, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Maika Klemmer (supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Continuous biomass conversion via hydrothermal liquefaction
Fri 22 Sep
11:15-12:15 | Aarhus Universitet, Aud I, 1514-110, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Professor David Spring Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Title: Enriching Chemical Space to Drug Undruggable Targets
Thu 19 Oct
14:15-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, 1671-137, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Geoscience Seminar co-sponsored by iMAT: Dr Yanbin Wang
Speaker: Dr Yanbin Wang, GSECARS, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago Labquakes - nanoseismology and micromechanics of deep earthquakes
Fri 13 Oct
13:15-15:30 | 1514-213, Aud. I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Michael Westberg (supervisor: Peter Ogilby)
Rational Design of Efficient Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizing Proteins
Fri 06 Oct
13:15-15:30 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Michael R. Mortensen (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Site-Selective Chemical Labeling of Metal-Binding Proteins Including Antibodies
Fri 06 Oct
13:15-15:15 | Aarhus Universitet, Kemisk Institut (1513-435), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Lærke Sloth Nielsen (Vejleder: Merete Bilde)
The Influence of temperature on the particle production from single bubbles bursting in real and artificial seawater
Thu 05 Oct
15:15-17:15 | 1510-213, Aud. VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Niels Hammer (supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Organocatalysis – Application of Synergistic and Bifunctional Catalysis
Thu 05 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wields Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Mathias Jørgensen (supervisor: Torben R. Jensen)
Complex Metal Hydrides for Energy Storage

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