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2020.04.01 | Department of Physics

COVID-19 closes the SONG telescope in Tenerife

The automated SONG telescope in Tenerife does not require on-site staff to conduct the observations of stars, yet the Corona virus has forced the leaders of the SONG project to shut down the observatory for at least two weeks.

Professor and head of department at the Department of Computer Science, Kaj Grønbæk (left), and Professor Peter Gorm Larsen at the Department of Engineering (right). Photo: AU Foto.

2020.03.30 | Computer Science, Grant

EUR 35 million to solve future challenges for Danish industry

With more than a quarter of a billion DKK, and in close collaboration with more than 50 industrial partners, Danish researchers and experts are now joining forces in the MADE FAST development project, aiming to make Danish production more efficient, flexible and sustainable.

Left: Professor Ira Assent, Right: Professor Birgit Schiøtt. Photo: AU foto

2020.03.30 | Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, iNANO

There is synergy between computer science and chemistry

Professor Ira Assent from Department of Computer Science and Professor Birgit Schiøtt from Department of Chemistry and iNANO have received a VILLUM Synergy grant of DKK 3.0 million for development of new cluster models that can provide a more accurate insight into proteins at the molecular level.

The three recipients of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship (from left): Narcis Petriman, Ronja Driller and Jan Heiner Driller. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2020.03.25 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Three molecular biologists receive the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship

Narcis Adrian Petriman, Ronja Driller and Jan Heiner Driller from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University receive the highly prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. It is the first time that the Department obtains three fellowships in one application round.

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Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (Foto: AU Foto)

2020.03.25 | Department of Biology, Sustainability

Feral dromedary camels and other non-native mammals recreate the nature of the past

No, we are not about to clone animals from the Ice Age tundra. An international research team has discovered that introduced (non-native) mammal species contribute to restoring the function of native mammal communities from the time before large animals were displaced or killed off by humans thousands of years ago. The study does not consider…

Professor Jørgen Kjems from iNANO and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is heading the group of AU researchers participating in the project. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, AU

2020.03.20 | Grant, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, iNANO

AU stepping up virus research with extensive funding from the Carlsberg Foundation

Working with researchers from Health, the University of Copenhagen and Statens Serum Institut, as well as DKK 25 million (EUR 3.3 million) from the Carlsberg Foundation, Professor Jørgen Kjems from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) is developing methods to diagnose, treat and…

Researchers from the three faculties Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences og Health will participate in the ODIN network. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Kommunikation

2020.03.12 | Grant

Aarhus University and the pharmaceutical industry join forces on open innovation – a pathway to new medicines

Aarhus University and several international pharmaceutical companies are joining forces in the Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN), a ground-breaking open research collaboration for which the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 54.5 million. The data and results from the collaboration will be openly and freely available to…