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Photo: Nikolaj T. Zinner. By: Anders Trærup.

2019.03.14 |

AIAS Deputy Director and Fellow Nikolaj T. Zinner selected an Outstanding Referee by APS

Zinner is recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society’s ‘Outstanding Referee program’ – a programme that is highly selective as only 143 out of about 71,000 active referees were appointed this year.

Photo: Peter Teglberg Madsen. By: Melissa B. Yildirim.

2019.02.28 |

AIAS JCS Fellow Peter Teglberg Madsen awarded the Elite Research Prize 2019

As a sensory physiologist Peter T. Madsen has developed an advanced biologging technology that is tagged with suction cups on whales. A technology that has contributed to a unique knowledge on how echolocating whales navigate and capture their prey, and how they are affected by human noise from e.g. vessels.

2019.02.01 |

AIAS welcomes 6 new fellows

Today on 4 February 2019, AIAS gives a warm welcome to six new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from one up to three years.

Photo: Michael Bang Petersen. By: Melissa B. Yildirim.

2019.02.01 |

Large research grant to combat political hostility and threats on social media

AIAS Former Fellow Professor Michael Bang Petersen will head a major research project aiming to develop counter-strategies to combat hostile behaviour in the political debate on social media. The Carlsberg Foundation has donated DKK 15.7 million to the interdisciplinary project, which brings together leading Danish and international researchers.

2019.01.31 |

Book on one of Aristotle’s favourite tragedies by AIAS Fellow Isabelle Torrance

Why was Iphigenia among the Taurians by Euripides one of Aristotle’s two favourite tragedies?

2019.01.31 |

Second call for AIAS-COFUND II fellowships successfully closed

With 333 applications from researchers from all over the world, the second call for AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships under EU’s Horizon 2020 has closed. Now an extensive triple peer-review and selection process will follow.

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2019.01.28 |

Review of engineered nanoparticles in wastewater treatment

Collaboration by AIAS Fellows Shubiao Wu and Dennis Konnerup results in new knowledge on engineered nanoparticles in wastewater treatment.

2019.01.27 |

New insight into unique sugar transport in plants

AIAS Former Fellow Bjørn Panyella Pedersen and colleagues at Aarhus University have elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. The new structure can help explain how plant organs - such as pollen - develop properly, and give ideas as to why some subspecies of wheat are resistant to fungal attacks.

Book cover: I.B.Tauris/ Bloomsbury.

2019.01.10 |

Book publication on Euripides by AIAS Fellow and Classicist Isabelle Torrance

In her new book ‘Euripides’, Torrance engages with the thematic, cultural and scholarly issues that surround Euripides’ plays to demonstrate why Euripides remains a figure of perennial relevance.

2018.12.06 |

Better estimation of SNP heritability from summary statistics

AIAS Fellow Doug Speed, together with David Balding, University of Melbourne, have created SumHer, a new software for analyzing results from genetic association studies. The results are published this week in ‘Nature Genetics’.

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