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Christian Ulrik Andersen

Associate professor, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark and Aarhus University.

During his Jens Christian Skou Fellowship Christian Ulrik Andersen has been working on the project 'Vector Space - The aesthetics of contemporary interface culture' 

Project description

In experiments aimed at establishing large animal models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) we have obtained preliminary data suggesting that an epigenetic event in early development might be involved in priming cells for development of neurological disease later in life. In our efforts to understand this epigenetic phenomena, we are studying expression of specific transcripts from several complex imprinted loci. We want to explore the significance of our observations by analyzing the loci for changes in relevant epigenetic marks, DNA methylation and chromatin modification. We also plan to study expression patterns and pathways for small ncRNA genes included in multi-cistronic transcripts from the locus, followed by functional studies, in order to explore potential links to the triggering or progression of ALS.

Short bio

Christian Ulrik Andersen is an Associate Professor in Digital Design at Aarhus University, and was a Jens Christian Skou Junior Fellow at AIAS from 2015-2016. His research addresses the intersection between software and cultural performativity – including computer games, urban environments, electronic publishing, and tablet applications. He is also Head of the Digital Arts Initiative at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, a chairman of the PhD committee, and editor of A Peer-Reviewed Journal About.

Project title:

Vector Space - The aesthetics of contemporary interface culture    

Area of research:

Philology, Litterature and Art 

Fellowship period:

01 Feb 2015 - 31 Jan 2016