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2020.11.03 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

Researchers at NAT receive DKK 38 million for research into the green transition

Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) has just published the 65 research projects on the green transition that have been awarded grants. At the Faculty of Natural Sciences, seven projects are to receive a total of DKK 38 million, and can now focus on this socially important research area.

In the spring of 2021, Camp Century - the story of the American military base in Greenland - will be published by both Columbia University Press and Aarhus University Press.

2020.10.29 | Department of Mathematics

Distinguished recognition book on the Cold War by AU for science historians

Aarhus University Press publishes a revised translation of 'Camp Century – The Untold Story of America's Secret Arctic Military Base Under the Greenland Ice' with the American publisher Columbia University Press. The book is written by associate professors Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Henry Nielsen from Centre for Science Studies at the…

The research was carried out in a collaboration between researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital: In the front row are the two first authors of the scientific article in EMBO Reports (from left): Louise Dalskov and Michelle Møhlenberg. Back (from left): Hans Jürgen Hoffmann, Christian Kanstrup Holm and Rune Hartmann. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2020.10.28 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Why are some COVID-19 infected people asymptomatic?

Immune cells in the lungs are important for the immune system's recognition and fight against viruses. However, the virus that produces COVID-19 is not recognised by these cells, as the virus may hide its genomic material, and as a result the cells' immune system against the virus is not activated. This may help explain why some people with…

Postdoc Line Meldgaard Madsen (photo: VILLUM)

2020.10.28 | Department of Geoscience

Geophysicist receives Villum International Postdoc grant

Postdoc Line Meldgaard Madsen from the Department of Geoscience has received more than DKK 2.3 million for her research project. The grant is from the Villum Foundation and it is part of the Villum International Postdoc programme, which is designed to ensure increased diversity in Danish research.

Poul Nissen (right) and his colleagues will establish an Infrastructure for Cryo-Electron Tomography (ICE-T) which will be embedded in the Danish National Cryo-EM Facility – EMBION – where cryo-CLEM and high-end cryo-TEMs are available. From the left: Thomas Boesen and Gregers Rom Andersen. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2020.10.12 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The cryoEM facility EMBION receives USD 2.1 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for large equipment

With the grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, main applicant Poul Nissen and colleagues from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and iNANO as well as partners at the Department of Biomedicine and the Department of Engineering will be able to establish an infrastructure for Cryo-Electron Tomography (ICE-T), which will also be made…

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2020.10.05 | Department of Biology

Almost DKK 120 million for biodiversity research at AU

AU researchers will receive a total of DKK 119.1 million to establish research centres to find research-based solutions to future-proofing biodiversity in a volatile climate with ever-increasing resource needs. The grants are from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and are a part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme.

Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Photo.

2020.10.05 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

Two new vice-deans appointed for Natural Sciences

Kristine 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. This gives the faculty a strong new management team.

Kristine Kilså is to be the new vice-dean for education at Natural Sciences from 1 December 2020. (Photo: Josefina Kilså-Becker)

2020.10.05 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

New vice-dean for education at Natural Sciences

Kristine Kilså is to be the new vice-dean for education at Natural Sciences from 1 December. Kristine comes from a position as the head of studies administration in Sweden, and she has solid management experience in the field of education, in addition to an academic career in chemistry and nanoscience.

David Lundbek Egholm will be the new vice-dean for research at Natural Sciences. Foto: Ada Lundbek Egholm

2020.10.05 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

New vice-dean for research at Natural Sciences

David Lundbek Egholm will be the new vice-dean for research from 1 November. He comes from a position as a professor of climate and ice dynamics at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University and he also has solid experience with research management and external research funding.