News and events

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Interdisciplinary research project between Chemistry and Computer Science

2021.09.24Professor Ove Christiansen receives a Villum Synergy grant of DKK 3 mio in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science.

Reducing the amount of Co2: Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for new research centre at Aarhus University

2021.09.23Among four centres and departments at AU, Professor Kim Daasbjerg and Professor Troels Skrydstrup will participate at the new research centre, Novo Nordisk Foundation Co2 Research Center.

Professor Emeritus Henning Lund in his office

Commemorative words: Professor Emeritus Henning Lund

2021.09.17Commemorative words by Head of Department Birgit Schiøtt.

Daring research ideas: Villum Experiment 2021

2021.09.20Grants to Kurt Gothelf and Torben R. Jensen

Publication by Professor Frans Mulder et al in Biophysical Journal - a better model for the interpretation of protein hydrogen exchange data

2021.09.10The contribution of electrostatics to hydrogen exchange in the unfolded protein state

NAT sets up a working group to improve well-being and career opportunities for postdocs and assistant professors

2021.09.03The working group will provide specific recommendations for career clarification and career development programmes.

Science Museums to celebrate commencement of studies with a free peek at the stars

2021.09.03Employees and students can visit the Steno Museum planetarium free-of-charge for the rest of 2021.

Remember to check your spam filter

2021.09.02A new technical solution is being rolled out at AU to protect your inbox against fraudulent emails. Until the solution has been fully implemented, you should keep an extra eye on your spam filter.

Parking options around the University Park 6-12 September 2021

2021.09.03Changes in parking availability due to Denmark’s Biggest Friday Bar and Sports Day.

Prof. Emer. Hans Jørgen Jakobsen et al publish breaking NMR research on MoS2

2021.08.19Article published in the ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Summer greetings for staff and students

2021.07.05Video greetings from Dean Kristian Pedersen

Jørgen Skibsted

Jørgen Skibsted receives the Stephen Brunauer Award

2021.06.23Associate Professor Jørgen Skibsted and former PhD student Nishant Garg will receive the Stephen Brunauer Award 2020 today.

Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk. Photo: Jacob Fredegaard Hansen, SDU

New professor coming in November: Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk

2021.06.22From 1 November, Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk will start a new position as professor and continue her research in rechargeable batteries at the Department of Chemistry.

Green Guide: Help make AU more climate friendly

2021.06.18The climate footprint must be reduced – also at AU. Want to help make AU greener? Find inspiration in AU’s new Green Guide.

Jacob Overgaard receives grant of 14 million DKK

2021.06.16Associate Professor Jacob Overgaard has received a big grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of approx. 14 million DKK (approx. $2,3 million) for his research in metal complexes and their magnetic properties.

The new strategy for Natural Sciences

2021.06.15The faculty’s new strategic course and core narrative are now in place following a process with focus groups, workshops, consultations and many good discussions across the entire faculty.


2021.06.11From Monday 14 June, updated guidelines will apply on all of AU’s campuses.

Brightspace is replacing Blackboard

2021.06.07After the summer holidays, Blackboard will no longer be AU’s learning platform, but will be replaced by Brightspace. Remember to download the content that you wish to save from Blackboard before 31 October 2021.

Rector: The government’s relocation plan presents major challenges

2021.06.03Brian Bech Nielsen sympathises with the ambition to foster development across Denmark, but has major reservations about the plan announced by the government.

Congratulations to Torben R. Jensen

2021.06.03Torben R. Jensen will be appointed as Professor at Dept. of Chemistry on 01 July 2021.

Congratulations to Mogens Christensen

2021.06.03Mogens Christensen will be appointed as Professor at Dept. of Chemistry on 01 August 2021.

The endless possibilities of impossible salt

2021.05.31Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, who will join the Department of Chemistry this summer, is one of the world's leading researchers in materials development for energy conversion.

Brightspace: Take part in workshops and get support

2021.05.28AU's new learning platform, Brightspace, is now open and accessible to all teaching staff and course administrators. Centre for Educational Development (CED) will help with setting-up in the new system for the upcoming start of term.

DHL Relay Race 2021 in Mindeparken on 19 August

2021.05.28Aarhus University will once again participate in the DHL Relay Race, and the registration is now open for all employees.

Skrydstrup group: Newly found way to recycle polyurethane

2021.05.28In collaboration with industry, researchers from the Skrydstrup group have found a way to deconstruct PU from commercially available products in order for the material to be reused.

How to handle spam emails in the inbox

2021.05.28AU is currently under attack by a wave of spam emails with unpleasant and inappropriate content.

Maarten Gerard Goesten

2021.05.26New Tenure Track Assistant Professor May 2021

AU brings solutions

2021.05.25New strategy for business collaboration and innovation 2021-25 approved.

Spin-out tech-company from Aarhus University acquired for triple-digit million amount

2021.05.20An investment fund has acquired and invested over DKK 100 million in the tech-company, RadiSurf, a spin-out from Department of Chemistry and iNANO.

Unexpected new weapon against resistant bacteria

2021.05.26Thomas B. Poulsen's research group has found a way to transform a naturally occurring substance class that is toxic for both bacteria and mammals so that it is only toxic for bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Creating fully recyclable wind turbine blades

2021.05.18CETEC project - A new partnership between the Skrydstrup Group, Vestas, Olin, and the Danish Technological Institute.

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.

New Bjørn Nørgaard sculpture at Aarhus University

2021.05.25A new sculpture by the artist Bjørn Nørgaard has been unveiled in the University Park. The five-meter-high colourful sculpture was donated to Aarhus University by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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.

More support for RejsUd settlements

2021.05.07From now on, you will be able to get more help and guidance with settling your expenses in AU’s settlement system, RejsUd.

More about Brightspace

2021.04.29Three questions and answers regarding AU’s new learning platform Brightspace which is being rolled out to all teaching staff at AU.

Before you get a self-test at AU, you need to download the Kviktest app

2021.04.28From 28 April, the Kviktest app must be used when taking a supervised self-test at AU.

New digital travel insurance cards from Europæiske

2021.04.26The old plastic insurance card has now been replaced by a digital solution.

New shared IT webshop

2021.04.26From now on, AU’s new IT webshop shall be used to buy new IT equipment.

Custom-made graphene straight from the pot

2021.04.23As a Master's student at Department of Chemistry, Andreas Brunsgaard Laursen and his supervisors Kim Daasbjerg and Steen Uttrup Pedersen, together with a number of companies, developed a special method to produce and customise graphene.

ACS Spring Meeting 2021

2021.04.22"Sssnake" talk by Mette H. Rasmussen about the surface chemistry of snake slithering.

Covid-19 self-testing sites for staff and students open at AU

2021.04.21On Wednesday 21 April, the first two supervised test sites open at Matematisk Kantine and Katrinebjerg.

Brightspace is now open

2021.04.19AU’s new learning platform Brightspace is now accessible for teaching staff and course administrators, and registration for Brightspace workshops is open.

Birgit Schiøtt to continue as head of department at Department of Chemistry

2021.04.20Professor Birgit Schiøtt has been reappointed as Head of the Department on a three-year contract, starting when her current five-year contract expires at the end of this year.

The Lundbeck Foundation grants DKK 9.7 million to early career researchers at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

2021.04.19At Department of Chemistry, Christian Jorgensen (starting in Birgit Schiøtt's Biomodelling group next year) receives DKK 2.39 million for his project Computational modelling of the human brain lipidome.

SIRI extends temporary measures for residence permits until 21 April 2021

2021.04.15As a temporary measure due to COVID-19, SIRI will not issue residence permits for students, interns and au pairs or their accompanying family members.

A million kroner pool to boost student life after reopening

2021.04.19The Committee on Education has set aside DKK 1 million to boost student life as Aarhus University welcomes students back to campus.

Project of Sustainable Access to Atmospheric Research Facilities

2021.04.13Merete Bilde is Aarhus University's principal project investigator of ATMO-ACCESS.

DKK 40 million grant for future nano-technology

2021.04.14This summer, Anja-Verena Mudring will be taking up her position as professor at Dept. of Chemistry with her VILLUM grant.

Access to Gyldendal's Dictionaries

2021.04.09Aarhus University has decided to allocate funds to renew its subscription to Gyldendal's Dictionaries.

Congratulations to new AIAS Associates from Department of Chemistry

2021.03.26Alonso Rosas-Hernández and Shuai Wei are among the 23 newly appointed AIAS fellows from AU.

Book about optics and lasers published by James Pickering

2021.03.26Ultrafast Lasers and Optics for Experimentalists, IOP ebooks

A new digital welcome presentation will help new AU employees get off to a good start

2021.03.26Clear and accessible introduction to Aarhus University as organisation and workplace.

Congratulations to Alexander Zelikin

2021.03.24Alexander Zelikin will be appointed as Professor at Dept. of Chemistry on 1 April 2021.

Congratulations to Thomas Poulsen

2021.03.24Thomas Poulsen will be appointed as Professor at Dept. of Chemistry on 1 April 2021.

Boon blog March 2021

2021.03.24How can the AU central administration get even better at digital transformation?

We're live on social media

2021.03.12Our first posts will be coming up on Monday.

A great recognition of Thomas Poulsen's research

2021.03.12Earlier this year, Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen was invited to write an article in a special issue of Accounts of Chemical Research.

Apply for grants from Aarhus University Research Foundation

2021.03.09Calls have been announced for AUFF Starting Grants and International Mobility. The deadlines are in April 2021.

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

2021.03.05How to spot a phishing email/sms - and how to act if an accident occurs?

Video greeting from the Dean

2021.03.05Time for feedback on the new faculty strategy

Researchers at Dept. of Chemistry receive NNF grants

2021.03.12For the first time ever, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted project funding earmarked specifically for basic research within the natural and technical sciences. Six researchers at the Faculty of Natural Sciences have received grants, including Birgit Schiøtt, Frank Jensen, and Henrik Helligsø Jensen.

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

2021.03.02AU study environment is under pressure after a tough year.

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

2021.03.03The new function makes teaching and supervision just as visible as publications, for example.

Boon blog February 2021

2021.02.26How do we avoid becoming loopholes for IT criminals?

Climate-friendly cement

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

Join the online AU Gender Equality Conference on 08 March 2021

2021.02.25Excellent speakers and NAT/TECH breakout session - Deadline for signing up: 01 March 2021

AU Gender Equality Conference 08 March 2021

2021.02.25Nat and Tech have a joint breakout session at the conference, and questions can be sent to the debate panel before 03 March 2021.

A green year has begun at AU

2021.02.2568 new climate initiatives will pave the way for a greener university

Welcome back, Niels Christian!

2021.02.19Niels Christian Nielsen resumes his position at AU on 01 March 2021

Interview about energy storage for BBC podcast "People Fixing the World"

2021.02.18Listen to the program in full length or skip to 16:55 for the start of Mogens Christensen's fascinating talk about fly wheels and their impact on energy.

New NAT strategy up for consultation

2021.02.18A draft version of the faculty's upcoming strategy will now be sent for consultation with faculty staff and students. Deadline for submitting consultation responses: 12 March 2021.

Improve your online meetings

2021.02.16Find inspiration in the new material on successful virtual meetings.

Registration required for persons entering Denmark for new employment or other positions at AU

2021.02.12The incoming employees are responsible for booking a time slot for a PCR test and must following the rules for for isolation.

Notice for remaining special holidays for holiday year 2020/2021 and summer holiday 2021

2021.02.12Deadline for sending changes: Friday March 15, 2021

The Chemistry shop introduces a new system at the glass/product store

2021.02.11From Monday 15 February, you must use the computer at the store when picking up glass and other products from the Chemistry shop. Instructions will be available, and you are of course very welcome to ask the shop for assistance.

Information from Nat-Tech IT

2021.02.10Continued lockdown has impact on the Nat-Tech IT good deliveries.

Increased restrictions for entering Denmark as of 07 February 2021

2021.02.10Test and direct isolation required for persons going back to Denmark after staying abroad or entering Denmark for the first time.

Information from AU IT

2021.02.08Upcoming rollout of security measures on the AU wired network

Universities Denmark launching principles for research collaboration with external partners

2021.02.10This is the defining principle of Aarhus University’s ground rules for collaboration with external partners.

Residence permits will not be granted for the next four weeks

2021.02.05The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) will not be issuing residence permits temporarily for students, PhD students, and interns as well as accompanying family members due to COVID-19.

Fundings from the Research Infrastructure Pool

2021.02.05Bo Brummerstedt Iversen is head of the SINCRYS project (Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Side-station at DanMAX). The project receives DKK 25 million for research equipment and facilities.

Det Kgl. Bibliotek has negotiated a pioneering new publishing agreement with Elsevier

2021.02.04The agreement has been negotiated for 2021-2024, giving Danish researchers and universities easier access to publication in the journals - without additional payment.

Research Data Management

2021.01.28A new website on research data management will make it easier for AU researchers to quickly find help and guidance.

Boon blog January 2021

2021.01.26Common principles for the workplace of the future after Covid-19

Online teaching during the spring semester

2021.01.22New workshops from Centre for Educational Development

Three Minute Thesis competition for PhD students

2021.01.22Last year's 3MT event was cancelled due to Corona - this year, the AU Coimbra Group 3MT event will take place virtually on Zoom.

AU admission grade average to be changed to 6.0 for quota 1

2021.01.29The aim is to make the application process more transparent, with the same minimum requirement across AU.

New digital platform with 300,000 pages of scientific publications

2021.01.25The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters has just launched a new, free online platform with all the publications published by its publishing house since 1745.

Information security

2021.01.20Counterfeit senders and extortion emails

AUFF Publication Support - Grant call

2021.01.20Applications for publication support are hereby invited to the Aarhus University Research Foundation for grants in the first half of 2021.

Online teaching at AU continues until end of March 2021

2021.01.18As a general rule, classes will be taught online until the end of March to secure the greatest possible degree of consistency and predictability.

New interdisciplinary consortium at AU will study membrane-less organelles

2021.01.18Frans Mulder is heading a new consortium, BOUNDLESS, funded by the Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Hub for sport and physical activity in the University Park

2021.01.15Join the online AU after-work meeting and share your ideas for activities.

Invitation from The Danish Science Festival

2021.01.08To researchers who would like to participate in the lecture theme "Book a Scientist"

Henrik Birkedal interviewed in Politiken (in Danish)

2021.01.06The Birkedal group's involvement in developing mussel-inspired leather adhesives (MUDP project funded by the Ministry of Environment of Denmark)

AU launches major quality analysis of its PhD programmes

2021.01.06The survey is conducted every four years.

Congratulations to Henrik Birkedal!

2020.12.18Dept. of Chemistry is allowed to have two Heads of Department from 2021: Henrik Birkedal to be Deputy Head of Department with responsibility for education.

Congratulations to Kurt Gothelf!

2020.12.18Kurt V. Gothelf is Deputy Director of iNANO as of 01 January 2021

Alonso Rosas-Hernandez

2020.12.17New Tenure Track Assistant Professor - January 2021

Søren Rud Keiding

2020.12.16Elected as the new director for AIAS from 1 January 2021

Administration Centre Nat-Tech

2020.12.14The departments in Administration Centre Nat-Tech will be closed or have limited staff for Christmas and New Year.

Novo Nordisk grant to Victoria Birkedal

2020.12.10Aarhus single molecule fluorescence infrastructure (ASiMoF)

Carlsberg Foundation grants

2020.12.07Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Thomas B. Poulsen, and Thomas Vosegaard receive grants in the programme of Research Infrastructure.

Dean Kristian Pedersen. Photo: AU

The strategy process at the faculty is well underway

2020.11.27The faculty continues to work on the useful input received from the department workshops. A number of focus groups have also been set up to provide input, visions and thoughts on the faculty's core narrative and strategy.

Get help with IT and systems at new portal:

2020.11.26From the end of November, you can find the IT support and the support for AU’s Finance, Study and HR-IT systems at a new online platform.

From Blackboard to Brightspace

2020.11.25More information about AU's new learning platform Brightspace

Remember to register your publications in PURE

2020.11.202020 is coming to an end, and this means that you need to be aware of deadlines and practical information in connection with the reporting procedure for the university’s publications in PURE.

A collection of research photos from the DNRF’s Photo Competition 2020. Photo: The Danish National Research Foundation

The Danish National Research Foundation Photo Competition

2020.11.20Submit your photo now: The DNRF Photo Competition 2021 is open

Researchers from iNANO and the Department of Chemistry establish research networks across continents

2020.11.20Researchers from Aarhus University look forward to building bridges with Japanese and Israeli researchers within molecular science, biomolecular design, and artificial biology. With grants from the Ministry of Education and Research, activities can be established that can kick-start the budding research collaboration across continents.

Can you spot a phishing email?

2020.11.18AU’s information security department launches an internal campaign to help employees spot phishing emails and react in the right way.

Sending Courier parcels with Blue Water

2020.11.17All parcels must be in delivered to the Information Office before 11.30 am

University elections 2020 – see the results

2020.11.17This year’s university elections are over. The votes have been counted and the victorious candidates informed.

Information on Scientific PhD Course Feb-May 2021 - Registration deadline 01 February 2021

2020.11.10Materials simulation: Introduction to Density Functional Theory - Lecturer: Nicola Lanata

AU Pure Newsletter - Increased focus on ORCID

2020.11.04AU encourages researchers to create an ORCID iD<

Latest Boon blog: We will reduce administrative red tape

2020.11.02Starting of pilot project regarding simplification of processes regarding RejsUd

The election to AU’s occupational health and safety organisation will begin soon.

2020.11.04The rector encourages all members of the university’s staff to become involved in the election and to consider whether they want to stand for election.

AU service windows - Boon focus on important administrative tasks

2020.11.02The latest Boon article describes how to carry out IT service windows.

Four researchers receive grants from Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF)

2020.11.04Congratulations to Torben R. Jensen, Frans Mulder, Merete Bilde, and Bo Brummerstedt Iversen.


2020.10.28Additional/updated guidelines to be complied with as of Thursday 29 October 2020 - UPDATE

Focus on management

2020.10.28AU HR: Leadership Programme for Research Managers (starting February 2021)

Climate-friendly cars roll onto campus

2020.10.27Before 2025, AU will retire all of its petrol and diesel vehicles. From now on, all new vehicles must run on climate-friendly fuels.

Inorganics journal

2020.10.22Article selected as issue cover

Page with state of infection at the faculty

2020.10.20Latest figures for infection with COVID-19 among students and staff at Natural Sciences. The figures are updated on the Danish page.

What have we learned from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic this spring?

2020.10.27A study of employees' and students' experiences from the lockdown period this spring

Disbursement of frozen holiday pay

2020.10.19Information for employees on the old concurrent holiday scheme

New action plan

2020.10.19Equality in research environments at AU

Become an academic mentor or mentee

2020.10.08The mentorship programme Empower Talent! matches employees at assistant professor level with more experienced colleagues at associate professor or professor level.

Two new vice-deans appointed for Natural Sciences

2020.10.05Kristine Kilså is to be vice-dean for education and David Lundbek Egholm is to be vice-dean for research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Online course "Research Integrity at Aarhus University"

2020.10.02The course is mandatory for all members of academic staff (except PhD students).

COVID-19 response at Nat and Tech - guide for employees

2020.10.01What should you do if a student tests positive for COVID-19, or if you suspect you may be infected? This guide gives you an overview of procedures and responsibilities in the local infection control.

Henrik Birkedal appointed as professor

2020.10.01On 1st October 2020, Henrik Birkedal has been appointed as Professor at Dept. of Chemistry.

The IAS Reception

2020.09.24The IAS Reception is closed until 18 October due to AU corona restrictions. You can still book appointment online.

Development by the Skrydstrup Group

2020.09.18Safer, simpler and efficient lab-scale method for generating important compounds

Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

2020.09.18Merete Bilde and Tobias Weidner are among the participants in the DRAMA project.

Grants for wild ideas

2020.09.17VILLUM Experiment grants awarded to Alexander Zelikin and Kim Daasbjerg

Information meeting on Centers of Excellence

2020.09.15The Danish National Research Foundation (DG) opens the next call for Centers of Excellence. AU invites potential applicants to an information meeting on Centers of Excellence and how to apply for one.

Might coronavirus spread via aerosols?

2020.09.15Marianne Glasius and other researchers have been interviewed by TV2 regarding aerosols and coronavirus (in Danish).

Information security: Avoid security breaches

2020.09.11Remember to use the Bcc function when sending mass emails to external recipients

Encryption - Information from Nat-Tech IT

2020.09.10Change of background screen - does your computer need to be encrypted?

Collaboration between Physics and Chemistry: 2020 HOT PCCP Article

2020.09.10A new article published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics by Henrik B. Pedersen, Jonas Elm, and Merete Bilde has been selected as a 2020 HOT PCCP Article.


2020.09.09Bioinformatics tool developed by Frans Mulder and coworkers for prediction of protein order and disorder.

Dean's visit

2020.09.08Kristian Pedersen visits Dept. of Chemistry this Friday

Invitation to dialogue

2020.09.08Faculty strategy process kick-off

Dean to visit departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

2020.09.07In September, Dean Kristian Pedersen will start his long-awaited round of visits to the faculty departments and units. His aim is to greet the departments and introduce the new strategy process.

Remotely Triggered Liquefaction of Hydrogel Materials

2020.08.25Article published in ACS NANO by the Zelikin Lab in collaboration with Henrik Birkedal

Bridging the gender gap in writing grants

2020.08.25FREE WEBINAR SERIES Wednesday 2nd September 14.00-16.00 and Wednesday 9th September 13.00-14.00


2020.08.20Jakob B. Grinderslev receives the DanScatt PhD Award 2020

Grant calls

2020.08.20The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Publication from Poulsen Lab on the cover of Natural Products Reports

2020.08.20Title: Dehydration reactions in polyfunctional natural products

AU climate strategy

2020.08.1844 green initiatives are being launched

New guidelines on tracing infection and appeal to use the tracing app

2020.08.14On the AU corona website, there are new guidelines for staff on how to handle COVID-19 symptoms and infection. Furthermore, AU urges everyone to download the national contact tracing app ’smitte|stop’.

Carlsberg Foundation calls

2020.08.14The Carlsberg Foundation has now published calls on Visiting Fellowships (University of Oxford) and Fellowships regarding Internationalisation, Reintegration, Young Researcher, and Research Infrastructure.

Deadlines for AUFF 2020 grant applications

2020.08.13AUFF Nova 2020 funding programme: deadline 15 September - Publication support: deadline 04 September - International mobility: deadline 11 September

IT support at AU campus

2020.08.10The IT helpdesks return to emergency support during the period of 10-23 August 2020

New employment as of 1st August 2020

2020.08.04Tenure Track Assistant Professor Shuai Wei

Publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics - Inside cover

2020.07.28New chemical compounds may pave the way for developing new battery types

Student places offered

2020.07.31Significant increase at Natural Sciences

New design at the PURE homepage

2020.07.20The new design makes it possible to reach wanted information in a click or two.

DKK 13.5 million Novo Nordisk NERD grant to Alexander Zelikin

2020.06.25For the first time, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants within the research programme NERD, which is targeted at ambitious and wild research ideas in the fields of scientific and technical research.

3D X-ray reveals secrets from inside bones

2020.06.15Henrik Birkedal has, as part of an international research team, used new X-ray techniques to describe how the architecture of healthy human bones is built up.

Serious security threat: update iPhones and iPads now

2020.06.08It is important that you update your iPhone or iPad to the latest operating system – iOS 13.5. There has been a serious security breach at Apple that can be exploited.

New graduate school – new website

2020.06.04As a result of the faculty division, the faculty of Natural Sciences now has its own graduate school, the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS), and the new graduate school has launched a new website.

New ground rules for external collaboration

2020.06.09AU is introducing a new set of ground rules for external research collaboration. The rules will ensure responsible practice and freedom in collaboration, and they will help clarify a complex area.

New user-friendly employee profile

2020.06.04From now on, if you need to change your profile settings, change your password or check your holiday overview, use your new employee profile. You can access your profile on

DanMax takes first light

2020.06.04Mads Ry Vogel Jørgensen, Project Manager Diffraction, had a great day on 2 June 2020, when the Danish beamline DanMAX saw first light. Representatives from DTU, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen followed the process online.

Boon: What lessons can we learn?

2020.06.02Last week, the government finally made the announcement we’ve all been waiting for, and we can finally return to our offices.

New students and the introductory week

2020.06.02New students will be first in line when the campus reopens. But the traditional weekend trips have been cancelled, and our digital facilities will be upgraded.

Now you can also use Zoom for internal and external meetings

2020.06.02An assessment of Zoom's security and capacity shows that the platform can be used for internal meetings and meetings with external partners as well.

Participate in Teams meetings from meeting rooms at AU

2020.06.02From Wednesday 3 June, it will be possible to participate in Teams meetings from meeting rooms with video conferencing equipment at AU.

Victoria Birkedal in collaboration on fighting COVID-19

2020.05.29The Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 3.8 million to Daniel Otzen and collaborators, Jørgen Kjems and Victoria Birkedal, for developing a screening system to identify drugs that are able to combat COVID-19.

High level of hygiene is our shared responsibility

2020.05.29Disinfectant for everyone and extra focus on cleaning

New publication from Surflab

2020.05.27Structure and Dynamics of Interfacial Peptides and Proteins from Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

Awards from DFF for new, original ideas

2020.05.19Among 59 AU researchers, 4 researchers from Department of Chemistry have been awarded a share of the DKK 696 million granted from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Aarhus University launches new webshop

2020.05.06The new AU webshop was launched on Friday 1 May, is built on a user-friendly standard system that can handle internal transactions and is integrated with AU's accounting system.

Nat's new dean is going to seek out the faculty's DNA

2020.05.01Read Kristian Pedersen's thoughts about his new job, the faculty and what drives him as a leader.

AU's new planning system is up and running – two faculties will be the first to use it

2020.05.01This week, AU launched the new joint planning system. Arts and Tech will be the first to use the new system for planning.

Digital exams – from two systems to one at AU

2020.05.01The two systems for digital exams at AU, WiseFlow and Digital Exams, are about to be replaced. The senior management team has confirmed that the two systems are to be replaced by one system during spring 2022.

Zoom is safe to use for exams thanks to new update and guidelines

2020.05.01It‘s safe for examiners and co-examiners to discuss grading, and Zoom can be used for exams involving sensitive personal data, confidential data and NDAs, a new security assessment concludes.

Even though no one is travelling, AU’s travel group has plenty of work to do

2020.04.28In Arnold Boon’s article series, focus is on the AU Finance travel group and their unanticipated lockdown task.

Greeting from the Dean: "We’re unlikely ever to forget the spring of 2020"

2020.04.24Read the Dean's greetings and advice regarding the partial, limited reopening of NAT

Permanent employment as of May 1st, 2020

2020.04.24Bjarke Donslund, AC-TAP

Zelikin lab publishes in Angewandte Chemie

2020.04.24Molecular, Macromolecular, and Supramolecular Glucuronide Prodrugs: Lead Identified for Anticancer Prodrug Monotherapy

AU uses Zoom for teaching and exams

2020.04.21AU has decided to use Zoom as the primary platform for digital classes and exams. In order to achieve the best IT security, you should always use the official AU Zoom and make sure that you update the Zoom client.

New digital platform for virtual meetings

2020.04.17Teams (part of Microsoft Office 365) is available to all employees for virtual meetings. Download and check up on webinars/intro to Teams.

Video greetings from Dean Kristian Pedersen

2020.04.03The new dean at Faculty of Natural Sciences sends greetings to staff and students of the faculty.

Life with lockdown at Natural Sciences

2020.04.03One of the many who are keeping the wheels of NAT running during the AU lockdown, is Allan Madsen, who is supervising building maintenance and operation in "a ghost town"

AU Climate Strategy approved

2020.04.03Aarhus University has approved its first climate strategy. The overall goal of this ambitious strategy, which covers the period up to and including 2025, is a significant reduction in the university’s carbon emissions.

Special holiday rules during AU lock-down

2020.04.01New agreement on holiday/time off in lieu also affects some employees at AU

VILLUM Synergy grant - New cluster models

2020.03.27DKK 3.0 million grant for teamwork between Birgit Schiøtt and Ira Assent from Dept. of Computer Science

Carlsberg Foundation research donation

2020.03.20Millions donated towards coronavirus research at AU

Fight-nCov project against corona virus

2020.03.16Alexander Zelikin key partner in Fight-nCov project for developing antiviral treatment against corona virus.

Controlling the conversion of CO2 with new catalysts

2020.03.10Converting CO2 into more useful products offers an interesting strategy to mitigate climate issues while producing value added chemicals. Researchers from the Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC) have discovered how the ligand scaffold around a manganese catalyst can be modified to control the selectivity of the products generated via conversion of CO2

The new holiday act

2020.03.02On 1 September 2020, the new Danish Holiday Act will enter into force, and all employees will switch to concurrent holiday, meaning that holiday is earned on an ongoing basis and can also be taken on an ongoing basis. Read about the transition to the new holiday act and the so-called mini holiday year (1/5-31/8)

New Carbon Isotope Labeling Technique by Skrydstrup group

2020.02.28Carbon isotope labeling of new drug candidates is an important process for allowing preclinical and clinical investigations on a specific compound’s distribution, metabolism, and toxicity. Professor Troels Skrydstrup and his research team have found a new method for this with broad applicability.

Caught soap-handed: Understanding how soap molecules help proteins get in and out of shape

2020.02.07A new study published in Chemical Science by Jan Skov Pedersen, Daniel E. Otzen, PhD Jannik Pedersen, and PhD Jeppe Lyngsø, gives a detailed picture of both unfolding and refolding of a protein by soap molecules on the millisecond timescale.

From minus to plus – new magnet technology enhances green power

2020.02.07Mogens Christensen is researching a new and cleaner magnet technology; this research also opens up for new opportunities to exploit and store electricity.

Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal

2020.01.29Karl Anker Jørgensen will be joining an impressive group of ground-breaking chemists from all over the world, including several Nobel Prize winners, when he receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal.

Safe reactions with dangerous gases

2019.12.17Professor Troels Skrydstrup has been interviewed by Chemistry Views (Wiley) about his successful work in organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, and especially running safe reactions with dangerous but very useful gases, like carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

Research Paper in Nature Chemistry from the Overgaard group

2019.12.17Title: Observation of the asphericity of 4f-electron density and its relation to the magnetic anisotropy axis in single-molecule magnets

Henrik Birkedal receives infrastructure grant

2019.12.13The Novo Nordisk Foundation has just granted a total of DKK 75 million (EUR 10 million) to projects that can strengthen the infrastructure in Danish research. At Aarhus University, Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal has received a total of DKK 16.3 million (EUR 2.2 million) for his Aarhus X-ray Imaging Alliance – AXIA project.

Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen receives ERC's Consolidator Grant

2019.12.10The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding a total of EUR 600 million to 301 top researchers throughout Europe. One of them is Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen from the Department of Chemistry, who has received an ERC Consolidator Grant of DKK 15 million (EUR 2 million) for his Recypion project.

Molecular catalysts with great prospects for use in converting CO2

2019.12.06Assist. Prof. Xinming Hu and Prof. Kim Daasbjerg from Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC) at Aarhus University describe the state-of-the-art of the electrochemical CO2 reduction promoted by molecular catalysts and discuss an important recent discovery published in Nature. Read the Nature News & Views article by Hu and Daasbjerg here.

Sapere Aude research leader grant to Jonas Elm

2019.11.21Congratulations to Jonas Elm, who has been awarded 6.2 mio DKK for his research project entitled 'Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Molecular Clusters'. Jonas is one of 11 AU researchers to receive Sapere Aude research leader grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Gold medal in Chemistry – interview and presentation

2019.10.28See photos from the presentation of the H.C. Ørsted Gold medal and read the AU interview with Karl Anker Jørgensen

Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the H.C. Ørsted Gold Medal

2019.09.25In collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science (SNU) has decided to award a Gold Medal in chemistry and a travel grant in connection with the bicentennial anniversary of H. C. Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism (1820).

Local events

Mon 04 Oct
08:30-12:45 |
Introduction Seminar for new AU employees
Mon 04 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1510-213, Auditorium VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Asger Holm Agergaard (supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Functional Polymers for Molecular Adhesion and Degradable Materials

Events Archive

Fri 17 Sep
12:15-14:15 | 1514-213, Auditorium I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus Universitet, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Emil Andreasen Klahn (supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
Experimental Investigations of Magnetic Anisotropy in Molecular Magnetism
Thu 16 Sep
09:00-12:00 | Trøjborgvej 82-84, Building 1910, Room 228
Cultural Awareness: Working Cross-Culturally at Aarhus University
This workshop focuses on cross-cultural collaboration within the Aarhus University context. Acquire strategies and tools and engage with the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion.
Tue 14 Sep
11:15-12:00 | iNANO meeting room 1590-213, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Specialized iNANO Lecture: Tracing cerebral metabolism in health and neurodegeneration
Senior Scientist Mathilde Hauge Lerche, Department of Health Technology, DTU (Host: Frans Mulder)
Fri 10 Sep
13:15-16:00 | 1514-213, Auditorium I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Kirstine Junker Dalgaard (supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
Local structure of Nb-doped Bi2Se3 and quantum oscillations in NdTe3
Wed 08 Sep
09:00-11:30 | Location change: 1510-410, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Workshop about social media: LinkedIn & Twitter - part 2
Mon 06 Sep
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Seminar: Sebastijan Ričko, AIAS Fellow
Fri 27 Aug
13:15-15:15 | Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Johannes Nygaard Lamhauge (supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Organocatalysis with Reversal of Traditional Reactivity Patterns
Mon 28 Jun
13:15-15:15 | 1525-626, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Nicolaj Brink Søgaard (Co-Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Experimental and theoretical charge density studies to link chemical bonding and physical properties
Fri 20 Aug
12:00-15:00 | Universitetsparken
NAT Welcome Back Get-together
Wed 18 Aug
09:00-11:30 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Workshop about social media: LinkedIn & Twitter - part 1
Fri 23 Jul
10:00-12:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Aleksandra Maria Bednarz (Supervisor: Victoria Birkedal)
Towards understanding G-quadruplex knots and combating COVID-19 using fluorescence-based methods
Fri 02 Jul
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Mads Blichfeldt Amdisen (supervisor: Torben R. Jensen/co-supervisor: Jørgen Skibsted)
Metal Borohydride Based Divalent Cation Conductors as Solid-State Electrolytes
Thu 01 Jul
14:15-16:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Martin Frandsen (Supervisor: Kurt Vesterager Gothelf)
Development of a New Protein Conjugation Method and a Multifunctional Carrier for Detection of Apoptosis in Atherosclerotic Plaques
Thu 01 Jul
11:15-13:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Jakob Melgaard Smidt (Supervisor: Kurt Vesterager Gothelf)
Targeted drug delivery of enzymatically activated prodrugs
Wed 30 Jun
13:15-15:00 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Maksimilian Bura (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Wed 30 Jun
10:15-12:00 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Marek Modlinski (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Tue 29 Jun
13:15-15:00 | Will be held online
Qualifying exam: Jonas Ruby Sandemann (supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Single crystal growth and crystallographic studies of materials with correlated disorder
Mon 28 Jun
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Thomas Bjørn Egede Grønbech (supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Experimental and theoretical charge density studies to link chemical bonding and physical properties
Mon 21 Jun
13:00-15:00 | 1514-115, AUD III, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Andreas Heilemann Clausen (Supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
High-pressure magneto-structural investigation of a compressed octahedral Co(II) complex with an easy axis of magnetization
Fri 18 Jun
00:00-00:00 | The qualifying exam will be held behind closed doors
Qualifying exam: Jakob Pagh Nikolajsen (supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg/Co-supervisor: Steen Uttrup Pedersen)
Scaling up Polymer Brush Production: Maturing the RadiBond Polymerization
Wed 16 Jun
09:15-11:00 | 1514-115, Aud III, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C.
Qualifying exam: Josefine Hammer Jakobsen (supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Potential prodrugs for selective killing of HIV infected cells
Fri 11 Jun
13:15-15:00 | Online
Qualifying Exam: Thorbjørn Erik Køppen Christensen (supervisor: Henrik Birkedal)
Helpful Hierarchical Stable Structures in Bioinorganic Beauties
Fri 04 Jun
08:15-11:30 | Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Getting Started in Denmark
Event for newly arrived PhD students, researchers and accompanying family.
Mon 31 May
13:15-15:15 | online
PhD defence: Lisbeth Thorup Ravnkilde (supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Computational modelling of the Glucagon receptor and Nanodiscs
Mon 31 May
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Flora Aleksandra Kappel Hübschmann (supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Structure determination of the I2-bromobenzene heterodimer embedded in helium droplets using a TPX3CAM
Thu 27 May
10:00-11:00 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application Template - Implementation
Thu 27 May
08:00-16:00 | Sandbjerg
VIP Seminar at Sandbjerg 27-28 May 2021
Tue 25 May
15:15-18:00 | online
PhD defence: Mette Riis Bakke (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Nanoscale Manipulation of Polymers
Wed 19 May
14:15-15:30 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application template - Impact
Tue 18 May
13:30-14:30 | Online
Webinar about the Horizon Europe Application Template - Excellence
Wed 05 May
10:00-11:00 | Online
DFF webinar on the thematic call for research on Green transition - 05 May 2021
Webinar to be held on 04 and 05 May 2021 - identical program for both days
Tue 04 May
10:00-11:00 | Online
DFF webinar on the thematic call for research on Green transition - 04 May 2021
Webinar to be held on 04 and 05 May 2021 - identical program for both days
Thu 29 Apr
09:15-11:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Andreas Munch Thiel (supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
Maximizing Magnetic Anisotropy in Single-Molecule Magnets
Wed 28 Apr
14:15-16:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Lasse Najbjerg Skov (supervisor: Torben Jensen)
Novel Complex Metal Hydride Based Solid State Electrolytes
Wed 21 Apr
14:15-16:30 | Online, In the Afternoon
PhD defence: Sanna Sommer (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Reaction mechanisms from precursor structures to crystallites
Tue 20 Apr
08:30-17:00 | Online
PhD Career Day
Special edition in 2021: Virtual PhD Career Week (20-22 April)
Fri 09 Apr
13:15-15:30 | online
PhD defence: Sheng-Yu Yang (supervisor: Jørgen Skibsted)
Structural Characterization of Calcium Alumino-Silicate Hydrate (C-A-S-H) Phases by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
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
Fri 26 Mar
13:15-15:30 | online
PhD defence: Jennifer Hoelscher (Supervisor: Mogens Christensen)
Synthesis, structure and properties of magnetic ferrites – In situ and ex situ powder diffraction studies
Fri 26 Mar
13:15-15:30 | online
PhD defence: Henriette Gavlshøj Mortensen (supervisor: Jan Skov Pedersen)
Absolute Scale Modelling of SAXS Data From Self-Assembled Systems
Fri 26 Mar
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Hongwei Sun (supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Synthesis of Iridium-Pincer Catalysts and Their Application in Alkane Dehydrogenation and Gas-Cylinder Free Access to Transition-Metal Complexes Requiring Gaseous Reagents
Wed 24 Mar
14:15-16:30 | online
PhD defence: Henriette Natorp Tobiesen (supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Stereoselective Bioconjugations through Asymmetric Oxidative Organocatalysis
Mon 22 Mar
14:15-16:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Jaime Moyano Villameriel (Supervisor: Thomas Poulsen)
Understanding the activity of ionophores using molecular probes
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 (
Fri 26 Feb
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Laurynas Gausas (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Deconstruction of Polyurethane Plastics
Thu 25 Feb
10:00-12:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Siqi Zhao (Supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Carbon dioxide reduction over hybrid copper/organic molecule catalysts
Fri 05 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Online
PhD defence: Niels Kristian Kjærgård Madsen (Supervisor: Ove Christiansen)
The curse of dimensionality - towards a quantum-mechanical description of large molecules
Fri 22 Jan
14:30-16:30 | Online
Qualifying exam: Peter Skjøtt Thorup (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Improving the stability of thermoelectric Zn4Sb3 by segmentation
Thu 21 Jan
13:15-15:15 | Online
PhD defence: Kristian Birk Buhl (Supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Polymer brushes and adhesion technology – nanometer-thin coatings for compatibilization of dissimilar materials
Wed 20 Jan
13:15-15:15 | Online
PhD defence: Nina Kølln Wittig (Supervisor: Henrik Birkedal)
Inspired by Nature: The secrets of bone structure and brilliantly colored animal skin
Mon 18 Jan
13:15-15:15 | Online
Qualifying exam: Gustav Julius Wørmer (Supervisor: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
The asymmetric syntheses of streptazone A & abikoviromycin
Thu 14 Jan
10:00-11:00 | Online
Student Seminar Talk: "High-Entropy-Alloy Nanoparticles"
Speaker: Leonhard Niemann - Host: Frank Jensen
Thu 14 Jan
08:00-11:04 | Online
ERC Training Course focusing on Starting & Consolidator Grants
There will be training videos available in the period of January 14th to February 12th, 2021. The course will end with a live Q&A session on February 11th at 10: 00-11:30. Registration deadline Tuesday, December 8th at 12:00.
Thu 17 Dec
13:00-15:30 | Online
PhD defence: Pier Paolo Poier (Supervisor: Frank Jensen)
Formulation and Development of a Novel Bond Capacity Charge Polarization Model
Tue 15 Dec
10:15-12:15 | Online
PhD-defence: Camilla Worre Pedersen (Supervisor: Victoria Birkedal)
Unraveling the structural behavior of DNA G-quadruplexes
Fri 11 Dec
13:15-15:30 | Online
PhD defence: Aske Skyum Donslund (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Formulation and Development of a Novel Bond Capacity Charge Polarization Model
Thu 10 Dec
20:00-22:00 | Online
Qualifying Exam: Mette Heidemann Rasmussen (Supervisor: Tobias Weidner)
Studying the Surface Chemistry of Animals: Using Surface Sensitive techniques
Mon 30 Nov
14:15-15:30 | Online via Zoom
AIAS Seminar: The Material World - An atomic view of new materials for future energy technologies
Speaker: Kirsten Marie Ørnsbjerg Jensen, Assoc.Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen (Alumna Dept. of Chemistry, AU)
Fri 27 Nov
13:00-15:00 | Building 1514, room 213, Lecture Theatre I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Solveig Kjeldgaard (Supervisor: Anders Bentien, Co-supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Prussian Blue Analogues – a low cost cathode material for stationary energy storage
Thu 26 Nov
10:00-15:00 | Online
Kickoff conference for new EU programmes: Horizon Europe
November 26 focuses Horizon Europe. The conference will provide an introduction to the different clusters and pillars in the programme, as well as discussions about European funding in general.
Wed 25 Nov
14:00-14:45 |
Specialized iNANO lecture: Structural studies of lipid flippases
Speaker: Joseph A. Lyons, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark (Host: Thomas Vosegaard)
Wed 25 Nov
10:00-15:00 | Online
Kickoff conference for new EU programmes: EU-DK Support
November 25, focus is on the eight programmes in the EU-DK Support network. The conference will provide an introduction to the different programmes, as well as discussions about European funding in general.
Thu 19 Nov
13:15-15:00 | Online - Zoom
Seminar: Cold and controlled collisions using tamed molecular beams - Speaker: Professor Bas van de Meerakker, Radboud University (Host: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Special lecture for the class Reaction Dynamics and will contain a thorough introduction to the research field and methodologies. The duration is 2 x 45 min with a 15 min break in between.
Wed 18 Nov
13:15-00:00 | online
Qualifying Exam: Mads Koch Skaanning (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Exploring the World of (L)-Acyclic Threoninol Nucleic Acid
Wed 18 Nov
10:15-12:00 | online
Qualifying Exam: Rikke Asbæk Hansen (supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Synthesis of DNA functionalized fluorene vinylene polymer as a nano-antenna
Wed 18 Nov
09:00-11:00 | Online (Zoom)
Department Workshop for Faculty Strategy
Mon 16 Nov
14:15-16:15 | online
PhD defence: Anne Katrine Ravn (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Versatile Electrophiles in Transition Metal Promoted Reactions: From Utilization of Carbon Dioxide to Functionalization of Olefins
Mon 16 Nov
11:15-13:15 | online
PhD defence: Christian Zeuthen (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Low Thermal Conductivity Thermoelectric Materials
Tue 10 Nov
13:15-15:15 | online
PhD defence: Jinlong Yu (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Regulating Polymorphism and Morphology of Titania Polymorphs in Hydrothermal Synthesis: From Anatase, Rutile to Brookite
Mon 09 Nov
16:00-16:45 | Online
Lecture in context of a Carbon Capture and Utilization agenda: The role of Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in the energy transition and industrial transformation
Speaker: Professor André Faaij, Science Director at TNO Energy for Life in the Netherlands (Host: Troels Skrydstrup).
Fri 06 Nov
15:00-17:00 | Location will be announced
The Junior Researcher Association's Annual General Assembly
All junior researchers, from all faculties of the university, are invited to join the JRA Annual General Assembly.
Fri 06 Nov
13:15-15:15 | online
PhD defence: Nikolaj Roth (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Direct-Space analysis of correlated disorder in crystals
Tue 03 Nov
13:15-15:15 | online
PhD defence: Nils Lau Nyborg Broge (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Fri 30 Oct
10:00-12:30 | 1593-012
PhD Defence: Kaja Borup Løvschall (Supervisor: Alexander Zelikin)
Degrading into opportunities: self-immolation as mechanism for artificial signal transduction
Fri 30 Oct
09:00-11:30 | online
PhD Defence: Emil Damgaard-Møller (Supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
Electron Density and Ab Initio Studies of Single-Molecule Magnets
Fri 30 Oct
08:15-10:15 | online
Qualifying Exam: Frederik Holm Gjørup (Supervisor: Mogens Christensen)
Understanding the compaction of nanopowders through neutron and X-ray diffraction
Thu 29 Oct
15:15-17:30 | online
PhD Defence: Andreas Sommerfeldt (Supervisor: Kim Daasbjerg)
Synthesizing New and Versatile Self-Immolative Polymers
Thu 29 Oct
10:15-12:30 | 1510-213, Aud VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Kasper Tolborg (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Electron density studies of functional inorganic materials
Mon 26 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1514-115, Aud III, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying Exam: Ditte Thomsen (Supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
The Influence of Temperature on Multiphase Reactivity and Growth of Atmospheric Aerosols
Fri 23 Oct
13:15-15:30 | online
PhD Defence: Sigurd Christiansen (Supervisor: Merete Bilde)
Sea Spray Aerosols: Formation and Cloud Forming Potential
Thu 22 Oct
13:15-15:15 | 1514-213, Aud I, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying Exam: Rasmus Nørbøge Ottosen (Supervisor: Thomas Poulsen)
Synthetic studies towards novel compound collections of suspected protein reactive electrophiles
Fri 09 Oct
13:15-15:30 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD Defence: Camilla Hjort Kronbo (Supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
Materials science at extreme conditions – High-pressure crystallographic studies of perovskites
Fri 25 Sep
13:15-15:15 | iNANO Auditorium (1593-0152), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus
PhD defence: Alexander Sandahl (Supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Method Developments in Solid-Phase Chemistry: Easing Access to Synthetic Oligonucleotides and Oligo(disulfides)
Fri 25 Sep
10:15-11:00 | iNANO AUD (1593-012)
Distinguished iNANO Lecture: The prebiotic origin of the RNA nucleosides
Professor Dr. Thomas Carell (host Prof. Kurt V. Gothelf)
Tue 15 Sep
10:00-13:00 | Aarhus University The Kitchen, Nørrebrogade 44, Bygning 1741 (15), DK-8000 Aarhus C
Seminar: Market Access and Basics of Regulatory Affairs for Start-ups in Medical Technology
Regulatory approval is a key focus area when working with new therapeutics, diagnostics or medtech devices
Fri 11 Sep
15:00-15:45 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kristian Pedersen, visits Dept. of Chemistry
Fri 28 Aug
10:30-12:30 | TBA
Qualifying Exam: Simon Steffen Pedersen (Supervisor: Troels Skrydstrup)
Development of Novel Carbon Isotope Labeling Strategies with Carbon Monoxide and Nickel Pincer Complexes
Fri 21 Aug
13:00-15:30 |
PhD Defence: Mads Bøttger Hansen (Supervisor: Ove Christiansen)
New methods and formalisms in time-dependent vibrational correlation theory
Thu 13 Aug
13:15-15:15 | 1593-012, iNANO Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Jonas Palle (Supervisor: Henrik Birkedal)
Imaging Bone Nanostructure
Wed 12 Aug
13:00-15:00 | 1593-012, iNANO Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Helena Østergaard Rasmussen (Supervisor: Jan Skov Pedersen)
Investigating protein - lipid interactions for globular and amyloidogenic proteins
Wed 05 Aug
13:15-15:15 | Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying Exam: Martin Ottesen (Supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
The Wonderful World of Perovskites
Mon 06 Jul
13:00-15:00 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Albert Vinas Munoz (Vejleder: Henrik Stapelfeldt)
Electron Transfer at 0.37 K Chemical Reactivity in Helium Nanodroplets
Mon 29 Jun
13:15-15:15 | Online/1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Esben Bjerregaard Svenningsen (Supervisor: Thomas B. Poulsen)
Establishing the Cell Painting assay and Studying the mechanism of action of MT-21
Fri 26 Jun
13:15-15:15 | 1514-213, Auditorium I, Institut for Kemi, Aarhus Universitet, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Jakob Bæk Grinderslev (Supervisor: Torben R. Jensen)
Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage and solid-state batteries
Wed 24 Jun
10:00-12:00 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Rebekka Koch (Supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Computational study of the dimerization of the 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors
Wed 24 Jun
10:00-12:00 | 1514-213, Aud I, Institut for kemi, Aarhus Universitet, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Talia Zeppelin (Supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Computational microscopy of the monoamine transporters in the brain
Tue 23 Jun
11:15-13:00 | 1511-312, Institut for kemi, Aarhus Universitet, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Josephine Holm Berg (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Synthesis and characterization of chalcogenide olivines
Tue 23 Jun
10:00-12:00 | 1514-115, AUD III, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Kasper Busk Pedersen (Supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Mon 22 Jun
13:15-15:00 | Aarhus University
Qualifying exam: Emma Møller Ehrenreich-Petersen (Supervisor: Martin Bremholm)
High pressure investigation of multiple inorganic compounds
Fri 19 Jun
13:15-15:15 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Marie Norre (Supervisor: Jacob Overgaard)
High-Pressure Study of Dysprosium Single Molecule Magnet
Thu 18 Jun
15:00-17:00 | Online
PhD defence: Pere Monge Marcet (Supervisor: Alexander N. Zelikin)
Synthetic Artificial Receptors – sending a message across membranes
Thu 18 Jun
14:15-16:15 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Rune Lauridsen (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Development and Investigations of Higher Order Cycloaddition Reactions
Thu 18 Jun
10:30-12:30 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Matilde Rusbjerg (Supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Oxidative Umpolung Strategy for alpha-Amination of Aldehydes
Thu 18 Jun
08:00-10:00 | 1510-213, AUD VI, Institut for Kemi, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Nisanhi Sivasothirajah (Vejleder: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Enantioselective 1,3-Dipolar [6+4] Cycloaddition of Pyrylium Ions and Fulvenes towards Cyclooctanoids
Tue 16 Jun
13:00-15:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Frederik Thorning Frederiksen (Supervisor: Peter Remsen Ogilby)
Perturbed and Activated Decay: A New Kinetic Model for Singlet Oxygen Deactivation
Fri 12 Jun
13:00-15:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Jonas Beyer (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
On combining powder X-ray diffraction and pair distribution function analysis
Wed 10 Jun
10:00-12:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Anne Selch Tvilum (Supervisor: Alexander N. Zelikin)
Progress report
Tue 02 Jun
14:00-16:00 | Will be held online
Qualifying exam: Helle Himmelstrup Trinderup (Supervisor: Henrik Helligsø Jensen)
Investigations of NIS/TfOH-activated Glycosylation Reactions and towards the Synthesis of a Human Milk Oligosaccharide
Tue 02 Jun
10:15-12:15 | Online
PhD defence: Thorbjørn B. Nielsen (Supervisor: Kurt V. Gothelf)
Obtaining Protein Conjugates Through Various Guiding Modalities