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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

Professor Torben R. Jensen and co-workers publish in Nature Communications

2017.04.27In the work presented, silver boranes are shown to be highly ion conducting and are semiconductors.

REMINDER! DHL Relay Race in Aarhus

2017.04.24Registration is open until 5 May 2017.

May 1st. - International Workers' Day

2017.04.20Employees may take 1 May off by agreement with their immediate superior if, in their superior’s opinion, the work situation permits.

Queen Margrethe II’s Science Award goes to Bo Brummerstedt Iversen

2017.04.20Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen received Queen Margrethe II’s Science Award on 19 April 2017. The award is presented to an outstanding researcher by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 6 and 7 May 2017

2017.04.18AU IT will carry out IT maintenance work from Saturday 6 May at 08:00 to Sunday 7 May at 08:00. The work is necessary in order to ensure a high level of operational stability and IT security for AU staff and students.

Lundbeckfonden PhD / Postdoc in Danmark / International Postdoc / Running Costs - deadline 3. maj 2017

2017.04.07Lundbeckfonden wishes to strengthen and support research of the highest international quality, primarily within biomedicine, including science projects with a clear biomedical angle and research plans. Please note: Candidates for PhD og Postdoc calls must be main applicants. Special rules apply, please contact Jacob Ramsay (Jacob.ramsay@chem.au.dk) for more information.

Villum Young Investigator call now published

2017.04.07This year’s Villum Young Investigator call is now published. Applicants usually have a PhD age of 3-7 years, and are either postdocs, assistant or associate professors. The grant amount is 7-10 mil. DKK, with deadline June 21st. The aim of Villum Young Investigator Programme is to fund talented young researchers in technical and natural sciences.

3 information meetings on funding opportunities

2017.04.07Innovative Medicines Initiative, ERC grants, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Danish Council for Independent Research – Annual report 2016

2017.04.06The Danish Council for Independent Research annual report including key numbers for 2016 is now available. In the report, the budget distribution across calls and councils can be found, as well as a view into the success rates, age distribution etc.

Phishing

2017.03.31Phishing is an attempt to use email to cheat you into providing sensitive information or installing malware. Phishing mails do this by attempting to fool you into thinking that their senders are trustworthy entities. Never open attached files or click links in mails which you suspect might be attempts at phishing.

New research funding database available to all researchers at AU

2017.03.28Researchers at AU can now use the external research funding database Research Professional when searching for funding. Currently, AU has purchased one year of access to the database.

Travelling by train

2017.03.23If you are going to travel by train, you can now use the DSB app to buy a ticket/use a multi-ride ticket, or you can get a Rejsekort Erhverv travel card.

Lærdansk Aarhus

2017.03.20Full semester Course in Danish

Kochs School opens international department

2017.03.17Kochs School will enroll up to 100 pupils i August 2017.

Changes to library services at ST

2017.03.17The number of Science and Technology’s library service locations will be reduced from four to two when the Navitas and Foulum libraries close.

The UIC’s spring programme is available now

2017.03.13The University International Club organises events for AU’s international staff, PhD students, guests and families affiliated with AU. The events are held in English, but Danes are also welcome to attend.

ST IT Helpdesk at Campus Aarhus moves back to Ny Munkegade

2017.03.13On Friday 17 March 2017, the ST IT Helpdesk on Campus Aarhus is reopening in its former premises on the third floor of building 1521 in Ny Munkegade. Opening hours will be restricted due to the move on 16 March, and delivery of orders may take longer. On Friday 17 March 2017, the ST IT Helpdesk on Campus Aarhus is reopening in its former premises on the third floor of building 1521 in Ny Munkegade.  Opening hours will be restricted due to the move on 16 March, and delivery of orders may take longer. Read more

Hakon Lunds Fund - Application Call for spring 2017

2017.03.10Support for purchase of books and travels. Deadline for 1st application call this year is 1st April 2017

AU gears organisation for more business cooperation

2017.03.07Five business committees will ensure a better framework for collaboration between researchers, students and businesses.

Forum for Analytical Chemistry Inaugural Meeting (Host Marianne Glasius)

2017.03.01The inaugural meeting of the Forum for Analytical Chemistry will be held on March 27, 2017 at the Department of Chemistry, Aud VI (1510-213)

Aarhus Novo Nordisk Science and Talent Network 2017 Symposium

2017.03.01On Friday March 17, 2017, Novo Nordisk and ST will be hosting a symposium at the Dept. of Chemistry with a focus on scientific topics for joint collaboration. Registration before March 6.

New waste sorting units

2017.03.01Stricter requirements for sorting waste

New four-year agreement on AU’s public-sector consultancy services in place

2017.03.01The agreement ensures greater clarity about the conditions governing publication of ST’s research-based public-sector consultancy as well as confidentiality clauses.

University Director presents the administration’s 2017 objectives

2017.03.01In 2017, the administration will focus on initiatives to help the academic units attract more external grants, improve career paths for early career researchers and simplify teaching and exam timetabling.

Holidays - Chemistry Workshops

2017.02.27Please note following dates for holidays

Chemistry Show captivates Denmark with polystyrene slime

2017.02.23Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show uses everyday chemicals in spectacular demonstration experiments to spread knowledge about basic chemical theories and principles. Right now, they are experiencing national success performing in Denmark’s Got Talent 2017 on TV2. Tune in on Saturday 4 March, where viewers can vote for the students so they can go further in the competition.

Microfunding

2017.02.23The Aarhus University Research Foundation now offers microfunding grants for 2017. In total, DKK 200,000 will be available in microfunding. Each grant is in the amount of DKK 25,000.

Festival of Research 2017

2017.02.22Registration for the 2017 Festival of Research is now open

Sabbatical Grants

2017.02.08Sabbatical grants to members of academic staff on associate professor/senior researcher level as a minimum at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University

Volunteer lecturers wanted for the Book a Researcher scheme

2017.02.08Researchers can now register a lecture in the Book a Researcher programme – a Danish Science Festival initiative that provides an opportunity for everyone in Denmark to receive a free visit from a researcher in the week beginning Monday 24 April (week 17).

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Local events

Fri 28 Apr
13:00-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Pablo Baudin (supervisor: Poul Jørgensen)
Coupled Cluster Theory for Large Molecules
Fri 05 May
10:15-13:00 | 1523-318, Auditorium, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Ana Carolina Suárez (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Development of new linker strategies for the yoctoReactor technology
Fri 05 May
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud. I, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Julie Brender Trads (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Synthesis and Investigation of New Acyl Transfer Reagents and Photochromic Ligands
Fri 05 May
14:00-16:00 | 1593-012, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Paolo Lamagni (supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
olvothermal growth of HKUST-1/graphene composite films on glassy carbon electrodes
Mon 05 Jun
09:00-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Department of Chemistry is hosting an international summer school in atmospheric modelling June 5-16, 2017
Registration by March 31th 2017

Events Archive

Thu 27 Apr
14:00-18:00 | Stakladen at Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Festival of Research
Tue 18 Apr
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Maja Krüger Thomsen (supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
Electron Density Studies of Molecular Compounds
Tue 18 Apr
10:15-11:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Intrinsic Bond Energies: A Real Space Point of View
A. Martín Pendás, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain - Host: Jacob Overgaard
Fri 07 Apr
13:00-14:30 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
NKT Photonics Job Seminar
Career Opportunities at NKT Photonics A/S - seminar by Lasse Leick, Head of Development Engineering.
Thu 06 Apr
11:15-12:00 | 1513-435, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Characterization and quantification of biological ice nuclei
Janine Fröhlich, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (Host: Tobias Weidner)
Wed 05 Apr
10:00-12:30 | Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
CMC Annual Review
Fri 31 Mar
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Niels Due Kjeldsen (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Applications of organic molecules in nanoscience
Mon 27 Mar
13:15-15:13 | 1531-219, Aud D4, Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Anna Kaastrup Winther (Supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Enzyme Prodrug Therapy for Generation of Nitric Oxide
Mon 27 Mar
13:15-15:13 | 1514-213, Aud I, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: James Pickering (Supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Ultrafast Dynamics of Molecules Solvated in Helium Nanodroplets
Mon 27 Mar
10:15-11:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Lecture: Helen E. Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Host: Thomas B. Poulsen)
Synthetic ligands for the interception of bacterial communication: New languages, new outcomes
Mon 27 Mar
09:00-15:30 | Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Forum for Analytical Chemistry Inaugural Meeting (Host Marianne Glasius)
The inaugural meeting of the Forum for Analytical Chemistry will be held on March 27, 2017 at the Department of Chemistry. The day will consist of partner presentations, a poster session, and scientific presentations.
Fri 24 Mar
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Steffan Kvist Kristensen (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Taming HCN - A Method Development
Fri 24 Mar
10:00-13:00 | Aarhus University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1525-626, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Workshop at AU campus
The balance between dedication and strain of work
Fri 17 Mar
08:45-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, 1510-213, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Aarhus Novo Nordisk Science and Talent Network 2017 Symposium
On Friday March 17, 2017, Novo Nordisk and ST will be hosting a symposium at the Dept. of Chemistry with a focus on scientific topics for joint collaboration. Registration before March 6.
Wed 08 Mar
13:30-14:30 | 1513-435, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Seminar: Mechanisms controlling how organic aerosols seed clouds: from the system perspective to the molecular perspective and back again (Host: Merete Bilde)
Dr. Sarah Suda Petters, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.
Tue 07 Mar
14:15-15:15 | Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Specialized iNANO Lecture: Phase transitions of amorphous aerosols (Host: Merete Bilde)
Associate professor Markus Petters, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, USA.
Fri 24 Feb
13:30-16:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Thomas Leegaard Andersen (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Palladium and Carbon Monoxide in a Modern Setting: Application for Synthesis and Radiolabeling
Fri 24 Feb
10:15-12:30 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Hongfei Yin (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
New developments in carbonylative coupling reactions via palladium catalysis
Fri 17 Feb
13:00-15:30 | 1514-213, Aud I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Betina Fejerskov (supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Substrate Mediated Enzyme Prodrug Therapy – for localized synthesis and delivery of therapeutic agents
Fri 03 Feb
13:15-15:15 | 1525-626, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Anders Aspegren Søndergaard (Supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Understanding Laser-Induced Alignment and Rotation of Molecules Embedded in Helium Nanodroplets

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