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Welcome to AIAS

Depth of Research, Crossing Boundaries

A new approach to interdisciplinary solutions

Welcome to AIAS

Depth of Research, Crossing Boundaries

A new approach to interdisciplinary solutions

Curiosity-driven and independent research for excellent scholars from all disciplines is the hallmark of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). AIAS focuses exclusively on research excellence and training of research talent.

The mission of AIAS is to advance the highest quality research at Aarhus University and to strengthen international research collaboration by attracting talented, highly qualified researchers worldwide and from all academic disciplines.   




Thu 26 Aug
15:00-22:00 | AIAS
AIAS Summer Gathering 2021
AIAS invites all current, former and associate fellows to the annual summer gathering 2021
Thu 02 Sep
09:30-17:30 | Hybrid format: The AIAS Auditorium and online
AIAS Conference
Popular Receptions of Classical Antiquity
Thu 02 Sep
15:00-18:45 | Online
AIAS Joint Conference: 12 International Congress of the Plutarch Society
Plutarch and his Contemporaries: Sharing the Roman Empire
Mon 06 Sep
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Sebastijan Ričko, AIAS Fellow
Chirality: A fundamental property of matter
The assumptions are described by something called the "heritability model". Most existing tools assume the GCTA Model. This figure shows that for four different tools (from left to right, lasso, ridge regression, Bolt-LMM and BayesR), prediction accuracy always increases when one switches from the GCTA Model to more realistic heritability models (e.g., the LDAK-Thin and BLD-LDAK Models). The top plot shows results for 14 individual phenotypes (including traits such as height, body mass index, neuroticism and hypertension), while the bottom plot shows averages across all phenotypes.

2021.07.07 |

Development of improved methods for predicting complex traits

Former fellow Doug Speed, together with colleagues from BiRC and NCRR, have developed improved methods for predicting complex traits. The work has been published in the journal Nature Communications this week.

Palmyrene portrait, credit: Wiki Creative Commons.

2021.07.07 |

The history of Palmyra through the lens of Palmyrene Portraits

For almost 300 years wealthy Palmyrenes commemorated their deceased with portraits set up in elaborate family tombs. In a new paper, in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the Palmyra Portrait Project reports on how this wealth of information was used to reconstruct the historical trajectories of the city's elite.