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18 october 2018

A week in the Nobel Prize recipient's name

Crab claws, speeches and three hundred guests inaugurated the Skou Building
Around three hundred guests, all with some kind of varying affiliation to the newly inaugurated Skou Building in the University Park, listened to speeches and were given a tour of the state-of-the-art research building. We’ll return to the crab claws...

VIDEO: Experience the atmosphere from the inauguration of the Skou Building
On Monday 8 October, the doors to the Skou Building were opened for the first time. Take a look inside the new biomedical research building and hear what Jens Christian Skou would have said about the ceremony.

Clinician with unique research talent receives the Skou Award 2018
Associate Professor, Medical Specialist and PhD Maiken Stilling from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital is one of a kind. She is an internationally recognised elite researcher, she manages a focused and ambitious clinical career on a full-time basis, and today she receives Health's most important award which honours Nobel Prize w...

VIDEO: Meet Maiken Stilling – this year's Skou Award winner
Associate Professor, Medical Specialist and PhD Maiken Stilling from the Department of Clinical Medicine today – 11 October 2018 – receives the Jens Christian Skou Award. But who is she, the faculty's promising research talent? Get an idea of who she is in the video and mini portrait below..

VIDEO: Hanne Skou talks about her father Nobel Prize winner Jens Christian Skou
In connection to the inauguration of the Skou building, named for Nobel Prize winner Jens Christian Skou, we sat down with the daughter of the newly deceased Nobel Prize winner, for a talk about the man behind the world famous researcher.

Internal focus

VIDEO: Healthcare industry and sharp minds get together at the Medical Innovation Day
On Friday 5 October 2018, researchers and PhD and Master's degree students from three different faculties at AU gathered to exchange ideas and to network with the healthcare industry. This year's Medical Innovation Day saw the industry representatives encouraged to ‘think inside the box'.

Junior researchers get help with demanding applications
Talented junior researchers who apply for large external grants from e.g. ERC and the Innovation Fund Denmark, will in future be matched with an experienced associate professor or professor from Health's new mentor corps. The faculty management team has decided to utilise mentors to help provide the projects with research quality and stature.

The new ordering system for AU business cards and envelopes is ready
You can now order AU business cards and envelopes through a new ordering system, which also provides more opportunities for use of the AU seal and secondary logos. In connection with the implementation of the new system, the design of AU’s business cards and envelopes has also been updated.


Painkillers during pregnancy can bring forward puberty in girls
The more weeks a women takes pain-reliving medication during pregnancy, the earlier their daughters enter puberty. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University.

Earlier puberty linked to mother's smoking during pregnancy
If the mother smokes during pregnancy, there is a risk of her children going into puberty earlier. This is shown by a major study from Aarhus University which has just been published in the international journal American Journal of Epidemiology.

People news

Health researchers to launch new technique for correcting genetic defects
Congenital genetic defects can lead to failures of the immune system, so it cannot defend the body against the microorganisms that we are constantly exposed to. Backed by a new grant, Professor Trine Mogensen and her team of researchers from AU and AUH are working to develop a new technology to correct these genetic defects.

AU professor receives award for his research into eye diseases
Professor, Department Chair Toke Bek from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital has received an award for his research into eye diseases (ophthalmology).

Professor Sven Erik Nørholt from Health receives award
Professor and Head Dentist Sven Erik Nørholt from AU and AUH receives Zendium's research prize for his research into maxillofacial surgery and diseases of the jaw bones.

Cardiologist receives the higher doctoral degree in medicine at Aarhus University
Lars W. Andersen from Aarhus University has just defended his higher doctoral dissertation on cardiac arrest in hospital.

upcoming events

PhD defence: Mathias Rædkjær
PhD defence: Anders Valdemar Edhager
Inaugural lecture: Hugh Watson

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

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