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Photo: Niels Chr. Hansen.

2020.05.22 |

Music in the time of corona – research seeks to uncover the global musical pandemic of 2020

AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen has initiated a worldwide research project and global network that will map our musical behavior during the corona crisis. Preliminary data show that it has become more popular to listen to music from one’s youth during the corona quarantine.

Photo: Rasmus O. Bak in the lab. By: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.05.18 |

AIAS Fellow Rasmus O. Bak receives grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Rasmus O. Bak has been awarded a grant of DKK 2.9 mill from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to generate a new class of cancer immunotherapy using CRISPR/Cas gene technologies. Three AIAS Former Fellows have also been awarded a grant from the Independent Research Fund.


2020.05.15 |

The UN’s International Day of Light

On 16 May 2020, the UN’s organisation for Science, Culture and Education celebrates the International Day of Light. AIAS Fellow Dr. Lisa Wu studies the influences of light in her research.

Image credit: WPRN.

2020.05.13 |

The World Pandemic Research Network launched

The first global, real-time directory of research and research resources on the societal and human impacts of the COVID19 pandemic is launched with support from the global and European networks for Institutes of Advanced Study.

Photo: Christian Bendixen. By: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.04.30 |

Obituary for Professor, AIAS Fellow Christian Bendixen

With Professor Christian Bendixen's untimely death, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics & AIAS have lost an excellent researcher and a good colleague. Christian Bendixen died suddenly from a blood clot at the age of 57. We are all deeply affected.

Image: Colourbox.

2020.04.28 |

Social rhythms in the age of COVID-19

AIAS Fellow Lisa M. Wu is a research expert in daily life rhythms, such as circadian rhythms, and is studying how these are affected by illnesses, such as cancer. Now she and her colleagues have launched a survey to study how people’s social rhythms and emotional well-being may be affected during the corona virus.

Figure legend: Healthy southern right whales from three populations (left three photographs) next to a much leaner North Atlantic right whale (right) in visibly poorer body condition. Photos: Fredrik Christiansen (left & center-left), Stephen M. Dawson (center-right), John W. Durban and Holly Fearnbach (right).

2020.04.23 |

The North Atlantic right whale population is in poor condition

New research by an international team of scientists reveals that endangered North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer body condition than their counterparts in the southern hemisphere. The alarming results from this research, led by AIAS Fellow Fredrik Christiansen, were published this week in the journal 'Marine Ecology Progress Series'.

2020.04.22 |

UBIAS network launches call for essays on a post-COVID-19 world

The global network for University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study, UBIAS, has an open call for essays on the theme ‘How will/should the world change? The corona crisis as an interdisciplinary challenge’.

Photo: Pitcairn Island arrival. Credit: Joshua Nash.

2020.04.02 |

On languages on islands

In a position paper in the Danish journal Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, AIAS Former Fellow Joshua Nash, Peter Bakker of Aarhus University Linguistics, and nine other authors discuss the possibility of island languages.

Photo: Søren Rud Keiding. By: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.03.30 |

AIAS Director appointed member of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy, DFiR

AIAS Director Søren Rud Keiding is reappointed as a member of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy, a council under the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science.

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