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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.

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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.

New Publication by CADIAC in Nature Communications

2017.09.08Chemists from The Carbon Dioxide Activation Center have recently published a paper in Nature Communications with the title “Scalable carbon dioxide electroreduction coupled to carbonylation chemistry”

Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2017

2017.09.04Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the prize for his groundbreaking research in homogeneous catalysis with a focus on metal-catalysed oxidation reactions and asymmetrical catalysis.


2017.09.01Falling Walls Lab Aarhus is a national competition for phDs and PhD students where you get a chance to present your research in just 3 minutes and by using just 3 slides.

Mussel gels must be made ready for surgery

2017.09.01Tubes with mussel glue will in the future be able to replace sutures and staples in the hospitals' operating rooms. Researchers at Aarhus University have copied the mussel glue production and improved it so much that they have established the spinout company Bioco Medico in order to get the glue brought to the market.

Aarhus University focuses on materials research for building the future

2017.08.24Developing new materials with special properties is of crucial importance for scientific progress in areas such as energy, construction, environmentally responsible technologies, transport and electronics. Read more about the interdisciplinary Centre for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT).

Call for scholarships - Royal Academy

2017.08.23Deadline: 1 October

Novo Scholarship Call 2018

2017.08.22Deadline: 11 September 2017 at 12:00 (noon)

Expat Reception 2017

2017.08.22An informal event with rich opportunities to meet hundreds of other expats while enjoying good snacks. Sign-up is now open!


2017.08.21Thursday, August 23, Pure will be updated to version 5.9.2. In the period from 4 am to 9:30 pm Pure will be out of service.

Courses in Pure

2017.08.21During the fall we offer four regular courses across 3 days, with a focus on how to add new content to Pure and personal AU homepages. It is mainly for new Pure users and anyone who needs a brush-up, but it's open for all to attend.

Updating Mac computers at ST

2017.08.21IT Support and AU IT are working on updating all staff computers at Aarhus University, not only to ensure a modern IT platform, but also to improve IT security at the university. The extensive work involved in updating Windows computers at ST is well under way and, as far as possible, ST IT Support will soon make a start on updating Mac and Unix/Linux.

Invitation - Opening of the Aarhus Centre for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) on 15th August 2017

2017.08.02Aarhus University opens a new interdisciplinary centre for materials research at Science and Technology.

Welcome to Ian Heide Godtliebsen

2017.08.02Scientific computing consultant and High Performance Computing (HPC) expert

XII ECHEMS Meeting - Poster Prize to Kristian Birk Buhl

2017.08.16Electrochemistry in ingenious molecules, surfaces and devices Milano Marittima 6th-9th June 2017

Aarhus University's Annual Celebration 2017

2017.07.26Aarhus University was founded on 11 September 1928, and holds a celebration every year to commemorate the event. The 2017 annual celebration will take place on 15 September.

Birkedal group on the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials

2017.07.05The cover art illustrates 3D printed mother-of-pearl model structures


Using mobile phones abroad

2017.07.03AU’s mobile phones and iPads are not covered by the new EU “roam like at home” rules which ensure that the price is the same whether you use your mobile phone in Denmark or in other EU countries. For this reason, please continue to think twice before using your mobile phone abroad. Read more about this here and find out what you can do.

Summer holiday 2017

2017.06.29Holiday information from the Chemistry workshops

Scientific coordinator/Dangerous Goods

2017.06.29Contact information during leave

Practical information for the summer period

2017.06.29Information office, Packages, contact info Daily Management

Helium Droplets Offer New Precision to Single-molecule Laser Measurement

2017.06.29American Institute of Physics wrote a press release on an article, Henrik Stapelfeldt's group just published in Journal of Chemical Physics.

CADIAC on the front cover of Organometallics

2017.06.16The cover art illustrates the subtle, but colorful, Aarhus City skyline.

ST summer party for employees 25 August

2017.06.15for PhD students, postdocs and other employees at Science and Technology. Register now - deadline is 23 June

Tobias Weidner and collaborators publish in Angewandte Chemie

2017.06.22The article describes how diatoms use proteins to build their cell walls out of nanostructured glass.

Service window 4-9 July 2017

2017.06.14From 4-9 July 2017 AU Blackboard (AR/HE/ST) and BSS Blackboard will move to one common Blackboard.

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Fri 29 Sep
09:15-11:15 | 1513-435, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Sigurd Christiansen (supervisor: Merete Bilde)
Sea Spray Aerosols
Mon 02 Oct
14:15-16:15 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Luís Viegas, AIAS Fellow
Computational Green Chemistry: strategies pursuing a cleaner atmosphere
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

Events Archive

Fri 22 Sep
14:15-16:30 | 1534-125, Aud. F, Institut for Matematik, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Nikolaj Lilholm Villadsen (supervisor: Thomas B. Poulsen)
Chemistry and Biology of the APD-CLD Natural Products
Fri 22 Sep
14:00-17:00 | 1510-213, Aud VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Poster event
Matchmaking for students and research groups
Fri 22 Sep
11:15-12:15 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO Auditorium (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Professor David Spring Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Title: Enriching Chemical Space to Drug Undruggable Targets
Mon 18 Sep
14:15-16:15 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Federica Bertolotti, AIAS Fellow
X-ray Total Scattering Techniques for Characterizing Nanomaterials
Mon 18 Sep
14:15-16:15 | Aarhus Universitet, The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Federica Bertolotti, AIAS Fellow
X-ray Total Scattering Techniques for Characterizing Nanomaterials
Fri 15 Sep
13:15-15:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Lena Thyssen (Supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Thu 14 Sep
12:15-14:15 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Thuy Jane Dinh Nguyen (supervisor: Kurt Vesterager Gothelf)
Synthesis and Application of Acyclic (L)-Threoninol Nucleic Acid based DNA and RNA Triplex Binders
Thu 07 Sep
10:15-12:30 | 1590-213, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Bjarke Bror Egede Jensen (supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
A Study of Graphene – from scientific curiosity toward real sensor applications
Wed 06 Sep
12:30-13:30 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi (1513-435), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Flemming G. Hansen (supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
Organic and inorganic fates and recovery of phosphorous in hydrothermal liquefaction and hydrothermal carbonization production from chicken manure
Wed 06 Sep
10:15-11:15 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi (1513-435), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Rikke Z. K. Bernberg (supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
Quantitative analysis of products from hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass
Thu 31 Aug
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi (1513-435), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Søren Prisak (supervisor: Henrik Helligsø Jensen)
Towards the Synthesis of Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Developing the 2-acetamido donor
Thu 31 Aug
12:00-13:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Mogens Ziegler Stuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, Aarhus C
Lecture by Pat O’Connor from University of Limerick
Mon 28 Aug
09:00-11:00 | Aarhus University, Meeting Room 2, Conference Center Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4 8000 Aarhus C
Information meeting about DFF
Join the meeting with the Danish Council for Independent Research. The meeting is about the upcoming calls in autumn 2017/spring 2018. The meeting will be in English.
Fri 25 Aug
14:00-22:15 | Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C
ST Summer Hangout
Thu 24 Aug
15:15-16:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Aud I, 1514-213, Langelandgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture by Vitalie Stavila, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California. (Host: Torben Jensen)
Title: Prospects of Nanostructured Materials for Sustainable Energy Solutions
Thu 24 Aug
10:15-11:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Forskerparken (3130-303), Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Manfred Jung, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. (Host: Prof. Thomas B. Poulsen)
Title: Chemical Epigenetics – chemical tools to interrogate reversible lysine acetylation and methylation
Thu 24 Aug
10:15-11:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, 1513–435, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture by: Prof. Ru-Jin Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Haze pollution in Chinese megacities: the chemical nature and sources
Tue 22 Aug
11:15-13:15 | 1513-435, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Mads Bøttger Hansen (supervisor: Ove Christiansen)
Vibrational correlation and theoretical molecular spectroscopy
Fri 18 Aug
12:30-14:00 | 1514-116, Aud. IV, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Talia Zeppelin (supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Regulation and function of the monoamine transporters
Wed 16 Aug
13:15-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Henriette Natorp Tobiesen (supervisor: Thomas B. Poulsen)
Title: Probing Redox Processes in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Cellular Biology

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