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Newsletter 70 January 2017

Dear All   Please find this year's first newsletter from the Department:

2017.01.30 | Thomas G. Jensen


As we wrote in the newsletter 63 from May last year we have in the management team prioritized the following goals:

1. Economic stability

2. The movement processes

3. Development of education

Here is a short update:

1) We are still working hard on short term and long term budgets.

2) The first move to the Skou building is still starting October this year, and the management team is working on planning and coordination of the many moving processes. We will return with more information, but at this stage we would like to invite to start to clean up / throw out. The less you want to move, the easier the move processes will proceed. Recent developments regarding the purchase of freezers is that it will probably be more economically to buy new.

3) Charlotte Ringsted is by arranging kick-of meeting for a drug development program.


Possible less space long term

The department has been asked to describe scenarios for the space requirements from 2020. We have from the department prepared a note, which concludes that the future space requirement is very uncertain, as it depends on many external factors (eg. New grants) and the type of research performed in the future. 


New VIP positions

A new Assistant Professor position with teaching in medical cell biology and histology.

The application deadline is February 9.


A Tenure Track Assistant Professor in immunology.

We have received six applications, and the assessment is ongoing.


Associate Professor position in pharmacology.

We have received 21 applications, and the assessment is ongoing


Associate professor of cell biology teaching in macroscopic anatomy, specifically experience in dissektionsundervisning provided.

Helle Damkier employed in position and starts February 1st.


Common ST Novo Nordisk Symposium on Industrial ST and AU 17 March 2017




Applications for Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposia in 2018

The application deadline is 8 / 3-2017. See more here: http://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/novo-nordisk-foundation-symposia


What is interdisciplinary research?

One of the criteria for the award of a PhD scholarship from the faculty is that the project can be characterized as interdisciplinary. How this is to be understood, however, can be discussed. To assist in applications for PhD stipends a leaflet describing how various researchers understand the concept has been prepared. It can be viewed here:



Media training courses in the spring

The courses are held on Tuesday March 7 and Thursday May 18 both days at 9-16 at AU. Detailed description: health.medarbejdere.au.dk

Registration is on a first come basis via this link and before respectively 22. February and 4. May health.medarbejdere.au.dk/kommunikation-og-events/medietraening-paa-health/


The Young Academy invites applications from young researchers for inclusion in the Academy in June 2017

The intention is to strengthen young researchers network and look for other sciences that may shed new light on their own research. A membership lasts five years, and it can be achieved based on application followed by an interview. The Academy's working language is Danish. Deadline for application is Wednesday 1 March 2017. See the notice and www.youngacademy.dk for further information and application procedure.


’Help desk’ arrangement 3. February as part of a series of arrangements for Ph.D.students and post docs aiming for innovation

More information: www.au.dk/sfs/


Applications for salary increases

Application deadline: March 1, 2017. More information will follow.


Sick Leave

Illness must be reported to the secretariat and to the immediate supervisor. And remember to report when you are back. The rules can be seen here: http://biomed.medarbejdere.au.dk/hr/ferie-og-fravaer/sygdom-og-andet-fravaer/



Marie S. Curie Fellowships master class

Held for applicants with AU as the host institution. Deadline of submitting candidates is 1 February, but it can be stretched to 7 February.


News from the Department SU

Minutes of the last meeting held on 19/12 can be found here:


Next meeting will be held on February 28.


News from the Department forum

Minutes from the last meeting can be seen here:


Next meeting will be held on March 2.


Yours sincerely


Thomas G. Jensen

Administrative, All groups, Department of Biomedicine, Department of Biomedicine, Policy and strategy