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10 January 2019

Internal focus

VIDEO: Meet this year’s three Fogh-Nielsen finalists
At the PhD Day 2019, three talented PhD students will take part in the traditional research and dissemination competition to find a winner of the prestigious Fogh-Nielsen scholarship. Here you can watch each of the three finalists present their research project in just sixty seconds!

New landmark for research and treatment at Aarhus University Hospital
The regional council of Central Denmark Region has approved the construction of a 14-storey building named Forum, which will become the new center for Aarhus University Hospital. The Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University will move a number of its research units and facilities to the building.

New centre focusing on life impacts
There is not much knowledge about the effects of environmental and social impacts on health, quality of life and causes of death. A newly established research centre is now working to find out, by applying big data and an interdisciplinary approach to the area.

Stronger research environments at the Department of Biomedicine
On 1 January, the Department of Biomedicine will make changes to its management and organisation. The goal is to strengthen research, and the means will be four research themes that will create greater visibility externally and a better sense of belonging internally. At the same time, Professor Søren Paludan is joining the management team as deputy...

Final Decision on Campus in February
Aarhus University will prepare further background material that illustrates the financial consequences of the master plan for the physical development of the university, before a decision is made by the board.


Only one research funding database from the end of March
Many researchers have positive experiences of the external research funding database Research Professional, and this is one of the reasons why the Research Support Office is extending the pilot scheme for a further two years. At the same time, – which is AU’s and AUH’s own locally run database – will be phased out.

Researchers locate the body's largest cell receptor
A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the receptor, which e.g. absorbs B12 vitamin in the small intestine, looks. For the first time, researchers have an insight into an as yet unknown biology which has survived hundreds of millions of years during the evolution of life.


Recommendation from the Education Fair: Meet the students at their level
What is the best way to teach the new students? Should the academic material be communicated in an easily accessible or entertaining way – or is it fine if it is difficult so the students perhaps come to understand it later on? This was the topic for Health’s Education Fair which featured contributions from secondary school teachers, students and a...

People news

Dementia researcher receives DKK ten million
Leif Østergaard from Aarhus University Hospital receives a grant from the Velux Foundation. It will be used to test a new theory about the causes of brain aging and dementia.

New grant supports better treatment of patients suffering from multimorbidity
A grant of DKK 1.8 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will support the efforts of PhD student Cathrine Bell from Aarhus University to make life easier for patients suffering from multimorbidity. She conducts research into how hospitals can plan patient treatment more appropriately.

Fertility researcher will examine the biology of the ovaries
A grant from the Carlsberg Foundation now makes it possible for Mahboobeh Amoushahi from Aarhus University to examine the quality of eggs in the ovaries at both molecular and biochemical level. She hopes that her research will in the long term help women with reduced fertility.

Infections put under the microscope with new grant
Søren Degn from Aarhus University has received a Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowship and a grant of DKK 1.4 million. The money will partly be used to study a mechanism which helps to balance the immune system's ability to respond to and resist infections.

Upcoming events

PhD defence: Gudrun Winther
PhD defence: Anne Louise Hansen
PhD defence: Rasmus Pihl

You can find further PhD defences, inaugural lectures and other events in Health's calendar

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