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2021.01.18 | Research

Get ready for MatchPoints in May

Despite Covid-19, MatchPoints 2021 will take place at the end of May as a hybrid conference. Mark the date if you’re interested in learning more about digitalisation and democracy.

2021.01.19 | Research

Nationwide academy brings together Denmark’s experts in cardiovascular disease research

A new nationwide Danish Cardiovascular Academy will bring together Denmark’s experts in cardiovascular disease research. The aim is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 150 million to the Academy, which professor Christian Aalkjær will be the Executive…

From left: Tinne Laurberg, Caroline Bruun Abild and Jonathan Baier each receive a grant from the Danish Diabetes Academy.

2021.01.14 | Grants and awards

Three early career researchers receive diabetes grants

Two PhD fellows and a four-year postdoc position have been created with the funding coming from the Danish Diabetes Academy, which distributed over DKK 15 million to promising Danish diabetes researchers at the end of 2020.

At the PhD Day, it will be decided, which of the three finalists will win the main prize in the Fogh-Nielsen competition.

2021.01.14 | Talent development

VIDEO: Who will win this year’s Fogh-Nielsen award?

When this year's PhD Day takes place on 22 January, it will be Health's biggest online event ever. But although the event has been moved online, its traditions are maintained, and three of the faculty's most talented PhD students will, as always, compete in the annual Fogh-Nielsen competition. Watch a very brief presentation of each research…

Start with one of the events that are open to external members, invite a PhD student along with you and find out whether it is right for you before you apply for membership, says Hans Erik Bøtker. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2021.01.13 | Research

Get your research ideas to grow in an EU network

According to vice-dean Hans Erik Bøtker, as a researcher there are three EU tools that you need to be aware of in the coming years – and they are COST networks and ERC and consortium applications. All of them demand that researchers get involved.

Karthika Rajeeve from the Department of Biomedicine (left) and Lene Baad-Hansen from the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health have both received a scholarship from the Frøknerne Anna and Dagny Hjerrilds Foundation for the abolition of animal testing in scientific research. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto and Jann Zeiss, AU Health

2021.01.13 | Grants and awards

Researchers rewarded for dropping animal experimentation

Lene Baad-Hansen and Karthika Rajeeve from Aarhus University have both received a scholarship from the Frøknerne Anna and Dagny Hjerrilds Foundation. They receive the scholarship for not using laboratory animals in their research.

From the autumn semester 2022, the first clinical dental technician students will begin on the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health’s professional Bachelor’s degree programme. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

2021.01.14 | Education

Academic boost: Clinical dental technician will now be a professional Bachelor's degree programme

The clinical dental technician degree programme now transitions from being an academy profession degree programme to a professional Bachelor's degree programme. The final approval of the new education came shortly before the turn of the year, which was a feather in the cap of the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, who are behind the major…

Research suggests that the children from separated families may already be vulnerable to mental health issues, behavioral problems and overweight, and according to Anne Gaml-Sørensen, early puberty can therefore represent an extra risk for the mental and physical health of these children.

2021.01.13 | Research

Absent fathers can lead to earlier puberty

There is much to suggest that both girls and boys become sexually mature faster, if they do not live together with their father during childhood. For girls in particular, the longer they live without their father, the earlier their puberty. This is put forward by research results from Aarhus University.

From September, a new professional Master's degree in personalised medicine will help prepare the country's health care professionals to enter into a new era of medicine. Photo: University of Copenhagen

2021.01.14 | Education

New professional Master's degree programme in personalised medicine

Together with four other universities, Health is launching a new professional Master's degree programme in personalised medicine. The first students will be admitted already in the autumn semester 2021.

Professor Christoffer Laustsen will, together with European colleagues, develop an advanced MRI scanning method for investigating kidney patients. Photo: Private

2021.01.14 | Grants and awards

Danish MRI research benefits patients with kidney disease throughout Europe

In collaboration with European colleagues, Professor Christoffer Laustsen from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital will develop a new, advanced MRI examination of chronically ill kidney patients, which will set the standard for European scanning examinations of the kidneys. The Innovation Fund Denmark is supporting the project, which…

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