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Professor Carsten Obel from the Department of Public Health (left) and Professor Kaj Grønbæk from the Department of Computer Science will be working with public and private sector players on innovative approaches to prevention and treatment in the Danish health service. Photo: Melissa B. Kirkeby Yildirim - AU Foto

2018.09.25 | Public / media, Staff

Project to promote health using data from the patients' smartphones

A new interdisciplinary research project aims at promoting health by analysing up-to-the-minute data, for example from patients' smartphones, and statistical data from the healthcare system. With DKK 20 mill. from Innovation Fund Denmark, two professors, one in public health and one in computer science, will be joining a number of companies,…

2018.09.17 | Public / media, News for employees, People

Evolutionary biologist Tove Hedegaard Jørgensen awarded Prize of Honour for Pedagogics

Associate Professor Tove Hedegaard Jørgensen from the Department of Bioscience and ST Learning Lab has been awarded the The Aarhus University Anniversary Foundation Prize of Honour for Pedagogics in recognition of outstanding and groundbreaking teaching. The award is accompanied by a DKK 100,000 monetary award.

2018.09.17 | Public / media, Staff

Student of IT product development awarded Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s Travel Grant

At Aarhus University's annual celebration 2018, Karl-Emil Bilstrup, who is a master's degree student in IT product development, was awarded Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II’s Travel Grant of DKK 25,000. Read more about him and the other three award winners.

You have to go against the flow and turn ideas upside down if you want to attract the attention of the VILLUM Experiment programme. Eight AU researchers have been able to do just this, and together they will be receiving DKK 15.3 million. (Ill: Colourbox)

2018.09.18 | Public / media, Staff

Experiments worth millions

The Villum Foundation is supporting bold technical and scientific research ideas for the second time. Researchers from Aarhus University are again on the list of recipients, with eight daring ideas totalling DKK 15.3 million.

AU researchers have completed a new successful screening strategy where they have identified novel inhibitors of αlpha-synuclein aggregation. This may help develop a cure for Parkinson's disease. (Image: Colourbox.com)
Graphical overview of a screening of 746,000 compounds for inhibitory effects of alpha-synuclein aggregation. (Graphics: Professor Daniel Otzen)

2018.09.11 | Public / media

New high-throughput screening study may pave the way for future Parkinson’s disease therapy

Parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease; currently there is no cure. Aggregation of the protein α-synuclein plays a key role in this disease. Together with a US drug company, AU researchers have now carried out a new screening strategy which has identified novel and structurally diverse aggregation inhibitors.