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2019.12.05 |

Rereading the genome: Can artificial intelligence help us predict the genetic causes of diseases?

AIAS Fellow Doug Speed and Former-Fellow Søren Dinesen Østergaard will seek to answer this question, funded by a grant of DKK 2,000,000 from the Lundbeck Foundation.

Photo: Peter Refsing Andersen. Credit: Ida Marie Jensen, AU Photo.

2019.11.18 |

Sapere Aude Starting Grant to AIAS Fellow Peter Refsing Andersen

With an attractive Sapere Aude grant from The Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF), Peter Refsing Andersen will be mapping the internal conflicts of genomes to reveal how genes fight each other for space in the genome, and ultimately enhancing our biological and medical insight and treatment.

Photo: Bjørn Panyella Pedersen in the lab. Credit: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

2019.11.13 |

AIAS Former Fellow Bjørn Panyella Pedersen selected EMBO Young Investigator

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen is one of 27 researchers who has been selected to join the Young Investigators Programme of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2019. For the coming four years, he will join this important network of young scientists.

2019.11.08 |

Fellow’s publication ‘Book of the Month’ at Cambridge University Press

A book on the global history of 1989 co-authored by AIAS Fellow Bogdan C. Iacob is ‘Book of the Month’ at Cambridge University Press in November.

Photo: Joanna Kalucka. Credit: AU Photo, Ida Marie Jensen.

2019.11.07 |

AIAS Fellow Joanna Kalucka new Lundbeck Foundation Fellow

As a very promising young researcher in the field of molecular biology, AIAS Fellow Joanna Kalucka has received a prestigious grant of DKK 10 million by the Lundbeck Foundation to advance our understanding of endothelial cell dysfunction in obesity.

Photo credit: Colourbox.

2019.10.31 |

Joint fellows’ publication on prejudice against ethnic outgroups

Two AIAS Former Fellows Isabel Kusche and Jessica L. Barker join different academic disciplines to critically analyse the conceptual framework of using evolutionary psychology as explanation for prejudice against ethnic outgroups. Their findings, published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’ this week, highlights a need for including the sociocultural…

Image: Microfossil of the testate amoebae, the small shelled amoebae organisms that were used to reconstruct the hydrology of the peatlands. Credit: http://www.penard.de

2019.10.24 |

Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

A new study by AIAS Fellow Jennifer Galloway and research collaborators, led by Dr Graeme Swindles, University of Leeds, examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

2019.10.02 |

Welcome to 14 new AIAS fellows

Today on 2 October 2019, AIAS gives a warm welcome to 14 new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on research fellowships that will last from one up to three years.

Photo: Southern right whale mother-calf pair in clear water. By: Fredrik Christiansen.

2019.10.01 |

Novel method uses drones to weigh whales

AIAS fellow Fredrik Christiansen and collaborators have devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales by using only aerial images taken by drones. The method is presented in the British Ecological Journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Photo: Morten Kyndrup, AIAS Permanent Honorary Fellow, Founding Director. By Maria Randima Sørensen.

2019.09.30 |

First Permanent Honorary Fellow appointed

AIAS founding father Morten Kyndrup has been appointed the first ‘Permanent Honorary Fellow’ by the AIAS Board of Directors from 1 October 2019, when he steps down as director after 8 years at AIAS.

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