Coronavirus - Info

Restrictions for presence - Update 06 April 2021

  • Social distancing at all times.
  • Use face masks in labs and common areas.
  • 1 person per kitchen and similar – No gathering in the same room for lunch. Remember to clean thoroughly after use.
  • 1 person per office – short necessary meetings or consultations in offices can happen, but please try to plan outside meetings as a general rule.
  • 2 m distance requirements in labs. Always use face masks.
  • Presence must still be registered on a daily basis.

Update 21 April:

  • The general distance requirement is changed, so that one must now always keep at least 1 meter distance and 2 meters whenever possible.
  • However, at Dept. of Chemistry, the current estimated maximum capacity of 2 persons per window will remain.

Starting 06 April, ALL presence at campus is only allowed carrying a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours ago.

  • AU will perform random control of people present.
  • Please plan for testing well in advance and have the valid test result at hand.
  • Have a “corona-pass” installed on your phone or bring a print-out.
  • Coming to campus every day will require planning and at least two weekly tests with negative result. 

Update 21 April: Other important changes for test requirements:

  • If you have received your final vaccine more than 14 days ago, you are now exempt from the test requirements, but must be able to show documentation.
  • If you have a positive test that is more than 14 days, but less than 180 days old, you are exempt from the negative test requirement.
  • If you should get a positive quick-test (antigen), you must isolate immediately, and get a PCR test to confirm the result as soon as possible. If the PCR test is also positive, infection detection procedures will begin at this point, and you must contact the department (Jacob Ramsay or Peter Hald)

Please read the updated guidelines here


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Out of office

2021.05.12Closed Friday 14 May: Info Office/Secretariat and the Electronics & Mechanics workshops

New method for producing synthetic DNA

2021.05.12PhD Alexander Sandahl from Kurt Gothelf's group has, in collaboration with a researcher in Troels Skrydstrup's group, developed a new patented way to quickly and efficiently manufacture the unstable building blocks immediately before they are to be used and thus streamline DNA production.

The database list on has been changed with a new one

2021.05.11The content is still e-resources for employees and students at AU.

The AU Fitness Centre to vacate premises at Katrinebjerg

2021.05.11At the start of next year, Katrinebjerg will be converted to accommodate the engineering departments. The AU Fitness Centre will therefore have to find new premises.

More PhD students can return to campus

2021.05.10Starting on Monday 10 May, some PhD students can return to their PhD offices and group rooms on campus.

Dean's Office to make Nat more visible on social media

2021.05.05In the coming months, the dean and vice-deans of Nat will be intensifying their activity on LinkedIn and Twitter to make the faculty more visible externally.

Nat teachers have tested Brightspace

2021.05.04Jacob Overgaard also participated in the pilot project and cannot see any great differences between Brightspace and Blackboard.

Boon blog April 2021

2021.05.03The reopening may evoke both excitement and trepidation.

DHL Relay Race 2021 in Mindeparken on 19 August

2021.05.03Aarhus University will once again participate in the DHL Relay Race, and the registration is now open for all employees.


Tue 18 May
13:30-14:30 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application Template - Excellence
Wed 19 May
14:15-15:30 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application template - Impact
Tue 25 May
15:15-18:00 | online
PhD defence: Mette Riis Bakke (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Nanoscale Manipulation of Polymers
Thu 27 May
10:00-11:00 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application Template - Implementation
Mon 31 May
13:15-15:15 | online
PhD defence: Lisbeth Thorup Ravnkilde (supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Computational modelling of the Glucagon receptor and Nanodiscs


Organizational column structure

Starting April 1, 2018, an organizational adjustment has been introduced at the Department of Chemistry.

The goal of the column division is to ensure future support for research and teaching through clarity in functional and responsibility areas.