Coronavirus - Latest AU Info

Stricter restrictions at Chemistry

2 meters distance and max 5 people gathering mean the following for any allowed presence at Chemistry: 

• Max 1 person "per window" in labs
• Extra distance awareness:
  1513-5th floor
  1512-4th floor
  Inorganic/materials labs
  TW laserlab
• Wear face masks always: all labs/common areas
• Only 1 person per office/small kitchens
  (disinfect carefully afterwards)
• Limit physical meetings:
   max 30 minutes+face masks+at least 2 m apart
  (preferably hold only virtual meetings) 

Partial lockdown at Chemistry

UPDATE: Until 28 February 2021

Working from home:
The secretariat, all center managers, and all computational groups

Working at the department:
Technical staff ACTAPs and lab technicians, Workshops, and the Chemistry Shop

To be coordinated with individual VIPs: 
Allowed number of PhDs/Postdocs in experimental groups 


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Staff news

New Nordic X-ray facility

2021.03.05The SINCRYS research group headed by Bo Brummerstedt Iversen will be able to study defects and disorder in crystals in a completely new way using the DanMAX Beamline in Lund.

Good advice from AU regarding Phishing

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Video greeting from the Dean

2021.03.05Time for feedback on the new faculty strategy

The Festival of Research at AU: Online Wednesday 28 April 2021

2021.03.05Want to show your research to the public? You are hereby invited to participate with a speed lecture at the 2021 virtual Festival of Research. Deadline for signing up:15 March 2021.

Conclusions of last autumn's study environment survey

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Representatives for AU’s occupational health and safety organisation have been found

2021.03.02213 employees have been elected or re-elected as occupational health and safety representatives.

New function in Pure

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Boon blog February 2021

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Climate-friendly cement

2021.02.26Jørgen Skibsted is participating in the Innovation Fund Denmark 'Grand Solutions' project CALLISTE.


Mon 08 Mar
09:00-12:30 | Online
Conference: Promoting Gender Equality and Diversity at AU
Thu 11 Mar
09:00-10:00 | Online with Zoom
Webinar for International Academic Staff: Employment at AU Intro Webinar (Organizers: IAS and AU HR)
Thu 11 Mar
16:00-18:00 | Webinar - sign up
Tax Webinar for PhD and researchers at AU
Fri 12 Mar
12:00-14:00 | Online
Master thesis defence: Mathilde Nygaard (Supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
High-Pressure Crystallography and Spin Crossover in Molecular Magnets - To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Jacob Overgaard (
Tue 16 Mar
10:00-11:15 | Online
Introduction Webinar to the European Research Council (ERC) in Horizon Europe (in English)
Focus: What's new in the ERC programme in Horizon Europe, the purpose of ERC and how it differs from other programmes in Horizon Europe.
Thu 18 Mar
16:00-18:30 | Online Zoom
Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021
In 3MT, PhD students present their research project in three minutes for an audience of non-specialists with only one static slide – and no other resources.
Fri 19 Mar
10:15-11:00 | Online via Zoom
Distinguished iNANO & Chemistry Lecture: Translational Chemical Biology (Host: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Speaker: Dr. Gonçalo J. L. Bernardes | Reader in Chemical Biology Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Mon 22 Mar
00:00-00:00 | Online, In the Afternoon
PhD defence: Sanna Sommer (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Reaction mechanisms from precursor structures to crystallites
Mon 22 Mar
14:15-16:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Jaime Moyano Villameriel (Supervisor: Thomas Poulsen)
Understanding the activity of ionophores using molecular probes
Wed 07 Apr
13:15-15:30 | online
PhD defence: Bjarke Svane (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Advancing Polycrystalline Experimental X-ray Diffraction - Vacuum powder diffraction and XFEL method development


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.