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2018.11.16 |

A bigger nose, a bigger bang: size matters for echolocating toothed whales

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises have all evolved to use similar narrow beams of high intensity sound to echolocate prey. Far from being inefficient, this highly focused sense may have helped them succeed as top predators in the world's oceans. This is the finding in a new study in Current Biology co-published by AIAS Fellows Frants H. Jensen and…

Photo: Micah Allen. By the Lundbeck Foundation.

2018.10.24 |

AIAS Future Fellow Micah Allen new Lundbeck Foundation Fellow

As a very promising young researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience, AIAS Fellow Micah Allen has received a DKK 10 million grant from the Lundbeck Foundation to investigate gut feelings and how the neural mechanisms of brain and body interact.

2018.10.12 |

Climate reseach drawing on big data and machine learning awarded research idea of the year prize

AIAS Former Fellow Toke T. Høye receives prize for the original research idea of the year by the Independent Research Fund Denmark for his project that combines climate research with big data and machine learning.

2018.10.12 |

Muscular men prefer an unequal society

For men, physical strength and political attitudes are linked. This is not the case for women. New research by AIAS Fellow Michael Bang Petersen and Lasse Laustsen from Dept. of Political Science shows that ancestral human instincts affect men’s political reflections.

Photo: Professor Trine Mogensen, who is research group leader and from left to right Professor Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Professor Peter Hokland, Clinical Prof. Bjarne K. Møller and Associate Prof. Rasmus Bak. By: Tobias Riis Mikkelsen.

2018.10.05 |

AIAS Fellow Rasmus O. Bak and collaborators receive large grant from Innovation Fund Denmark

With a grant of DKK 25 million gene editing therapies will in the future be brought from the laboratory to the patient to cure patients born with inherited and deadly immune defects.

2018.10.01 |

AIAS welcomes 9 new fellows

Today on 1 October 2018, AIAS gives a warm welcome to nine new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are here on fellowships that will last from one up to three years.

Photo: AIAS by Melissa Bach Yildirim.

2018.09.28 |

Positive international evaluation of the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies (AIAS)

An independent international evaluation of AIAS concludes that AIAS after only five years has shown significant results and at the same time has become an established player on the international research arena.

2018.09.27 |

Interview with AIAS Fellow Tomasz K. Wojdacz in BioPeople

Tomasz K. Wojdacz and colleagues have developed a technology to detect DNA methylation changes in biological material. Tomasz and the MethylDetect spin-out company of Aarhus University is profiled in 'Biopeople', Denmark's Life Science Cluster.

Photo: Federica Bertolotti receiving the award at the NanoInnovation 2018 conference, Rome.

2018.09.13 |

AIAS Fellow Federica Bertolotti receives nano award

Nanoscientist Federica Bertolotti awarded the ‘NEST Prize’ for her research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by the Scuola Normale Superiore and Laboratorio NEST.

2018.09.12 |

AIAS Former Fellow Armin W. Geertz decorated with the Danish Royal Order of Chivalry

As a Professor of Religion Armin W. Geertz is decorated with the Order of Dannebrog of the first grade for his substantial contribution to the research field of Religion.

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