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2017.11.21 | PhD defense

PhD defence: Jens Bay Vegger

Disuse osteopenia induced by botulinum toxin in rodents - characterization and prevention.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond

2018.10.16 | Grants and awards

[Translate to English:] Syv talentfulde AU-forskere bliver Sapere Aude Forskningsledere

[Translate to English:] Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond har bevilliget i alt 165 mio. kr. til Sapere Audes forskningslederprogram. Forskere fra Aarhus Universitet modtager syv af i de alt 29 prestigefulde bevillinger.

Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that patients with the RBD sleep behaviour disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation of the brain. This means that they are at risk of developing Parkinson's disease or dementia when they grow older.

2017.11.30 | Research

Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease

Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that patients with the RBD sleep behaviour disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation of the brain. This means that they are at risk of developing Parkinson's disease or dementia when they grow older.

Simon Glerup (pictured), together with Camilla Gustafsen and Peder Madsen, has founded the company Draupnir Bio which has received DKK 2.5 million from The Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant will be used to develop innovative cholesterol lowering medicine.

2017.11.30 | People news

Biomedical spin-out company from AU receives million-kroner grant

A completely new spin-out company has just been named the best biotech start-up – and has at the same time received DKK 2.5 million from The Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant will be used to develop medicine that lowers cholesterol levels.

2017.11.21 | Administrative

The results of the university elections 2017

See the results of this year’s university elections in which all students could cast their votes for new student representatives on the AU Board, the academic councils and the boards of studies, while PhD students could elect new representatives for AU’s PhD committees as well. This year, members of academic staff could also vote for…

2017.11.21 | Administrative

The results of the university elections 2017

See the results of this year’s university elections in which members of academic staff could vote for representatives to the boards of studies and PhD committees. In addition, the students at AU could cast their votes for new student representatives on the AU Board, the academic councils and the boards of studies, while PhD students could elect…

2017.11.20 | PhD defense

PhD defence: Stine Aarhus Mikkelsen

Mutational studies of structure-function relationship in the mammalian flippase ATP8A2 and SERCA - “The giant substrate problem” of flippases and the mechanism underlying Darier Disease mutation E917K"

Ole Bækgaard has spent many years working at Biomedicine, where he is known as an outstanding researcher and lecturer.

2017.11.21 | People news

Ole Bækgaard is the new head of the Department of Public Health

From the turn of the year, 56-year-old Professor Ole Bækgaard Nielsen will take up the position of department head at the Department of Public Health. With his appointment, the department is getting someone who is both an ‘outsider’ and has in-depth knowledge of Health’s culture and managerial work.

Professor Carsten B Pedersen, NCRR, Aarhus University and Section leader Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Section for Neonatal Genetics, Statens Serum Institut

2017.11.20 | Research

The iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample: new directions for unravelling genetic and environmental architectures of severe mental disorders

The iPSYCH consortium has established a large Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012) aimed at unravelling the genetic and environmental architecture of severe mental disorders. The iPSYCH2012 sample is nested within the entire Danish population born between 1981 and 2005, including 1.472.762 persons.

Anna Starnawska, postdoc, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University and Shantel Weinsheimer, postdoc, Institute for Biological Psychiatry, Mental Health Centre Sct. Hans

2017.11.20 | Research

Differential DNA methylation at birth associated with mental disorder in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

Individuals with 22q11.2 deletion have an increased risk of mental illness, with a large variation in the development and progression of ADHD, depression and schizophrenia. We investigated whether neonatal DNA methylation signatures in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion associate with mental illness later in life.

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