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2018.02.21 |

AIAS Fellow Tomasz K. Wojdacz behind MethylDetect ApS company – an Aarhus University spin-out

From research to commercialization? AIAS Fellow Tomasz K. Wojdacz and collaborator Lise Lotte Hansen from the Dept. of Biomedicine have taken their research into another level by making cancer detection tests based on the technology they developed available for everyday use in research laboratories. They do not stop there, but now aim to introduce…

Photo: The animal-borne acoustic tag is mounted on top of the animal with suction discs, and will fall off after approx. 20-40 hours of use. Lis Bach, Aarhus University.

2018.02.20 |

Vessel noise disrupt foraging in wild harbour porpoises

A new study by AIAS Fellow Prof. Peter Teglberg Madsen and co-authors shows for the first time that harbour porpoises will flee and stop searching for food when exposed to high levels of shipping noise.

Photo: Colourbox.

2018.02.06 |

Genes affect human personality, but only in more demanding climates

The surprising findings are the result of a new joint publication entitled ‘Dopamine genes are linked to Extraversion and Neuroticism personality traits, but only in demanding climates’ by AIAS Former Fellows Machteld N. Verzijden (Bioscience) and Ronald Fischer (Psychology) and co-author Anna Lee.

2018.01.31 |

AIAS welcomes 8 new fellows

Tomorrow on 1 February 2018, AIAS will give a warm welcome to eight new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS to delve into their research projects, lasting from one up to three years.

2018.01.30 |

Future AIAS Fellow Tomonori Takeuchi awarded with Novo Nordisk Foundation grant of DKK 20 mill

Takeuchi Tomonori has received the Young Investigator Award by the Novo Nordisk Foundation this week. Tomonori will also commence at AIAS this week and the Novo grant will enable him to establish both a research laboratory and a research group at DANDRITE, Aarhus University.

2018.01.26 |

The first call for AIAS-COFUND II fellowships is now closed

With a successful number of 232 applications from researchers from all over the world, the first call of AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships under EU’s Horizon 2020 has closed this week. Now an extensive triple peer-review and selection process will follow.

2017.12.15 |

AIAS Fellow Søren Dinesen Østergaard receives grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Søren Dinesen Østergaard, MD PhD, has been awarded a grant of DKK 2.6 mill from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to test a new method for measuring the severity of schizophrenia.

2017.12.12 |

AIAS Fellow Asad Jan receives Lundbeck Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship grant

The grant will support Asad Jan’s research to apply genome editing in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.

2017.11.23 |

AIAS Fellow Doug Speed receives large Sapere Aude grant

Doug Speed has been awarded DKK 5.6 million by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) to develop novel statistical methods for analysing genetic data.

2017.11.08 |

The end of 'Pump Fiction'

Our cells move energy and matter to the places it is needed. But how do they do this in real time, and seen from the perspective of a single molecule? AIAS Fellow Magnus Kjærgaard is part of the Danish research team that has successfully uncovered new basic insights into this invisible world, by doing experiments that track how a single molecule…

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