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A dead adult female gray whale stranded in Laguna San Ignacio in Mexico on the 17 March 2019. The whale was 12.8m in length. Photo: Fabian Rodríguez-González.

2021.01.21 |

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific

It is now the third year that gray whales have been found in very poor condition or dead in large numbers along the west coast of Mexico, USA and Canada, and scientist have raised their concerns. An international study published this week in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, led by Aarhus University researcher Dr Fredrik Christiansen,…

Image: AIAS by Melissa Bach Yildirim.

2021.01.18 |

Record number of applications for AIAS-COFUND II fellowships

With an increase of more than 25%, the fourth call for AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships under the EU’s Horizon 2020 has closed successfully. An international triple peer-review and selection process of the 379 applications will follow until June 2021.

Image: Special Issue cover.

2020.12.18 |

Special issue on Street Art’s Politics and Discontents

AIAS Fellow Tijen Tunali is editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies Special Issue on ‘Street Art’s Politics and Discontents’.

Photo: AIAS Fellow Christian Damsgaard. By Aarhus University Photo.

2020.12.16 |

AIAS Fellow Christian Damsgaard receives Lundbeck Foundation Experiment grant

AIAS Fellow Christian Damsgaard has received a DKK 1.998.986 Lundbeck Foundation Experiment grant for his project 'Oxygen delivery to neural tissue without blood vessels'. In his research project he will study how birds and some mammals can provide enough oxygen for the retina in the eye without the small blood vessels that are vital for oxygen…

Søren Rud Keiding

2020.12.16 |

Søren Rud Keiding is the new director of AIAS

A unanimous board has elected the previous acting director, Professor Søren Rud Keiding, as the new director of Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. His great motivation is to get others to succeed.

Group picture AIAS Fellows

2020.12.10 |

CRISPR expert is the last fellow in the AIAS-COFUND I Fellowship programme

The AIAS-COFUND I fellowship programme funded by the EU’s FP7, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, COFUND scheme and Aarhus University Research Foundation has been running successfully since 2014. When AIAS Fellow and geneticist Rasmus O. Bak finishes his fellowship this week, this first AIAS programme comes to an end.

Foto: Colourbox

2020.12.07 |

AIAS Fellow is part of a new EU research project to bring about quiet seas

Over the next four years, a major new EU project will examine how noise from shipping affects the marine environment and identify solutions to make ships quieter. Project SATURN has participants from ten countries, and researchers from AU will play a key role.

Photo: Lars Kruse.

2020.11.26 |

AIAS Fellow Rasmus O. Bak receives Young Researcher Fellowship of DKK 5 million grant from the Carlsberg Foundation

Geneticist Rasmus O. Bak has been awarded a Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowship of DKK 5 million for his project 'Elucidating genetic programs in hematopoietic stem cells’. Using CRISPR/Cas technology, he seeks new knowledge about the human genome that can lead to the development of new medicines for patients with serious blood…

Photo: AIAS Fellow Lisa M. Wu. By Aarhus University Photo.

2020.11.17 |

New project to help childhood cancer survivors

AIAS Fellow Lisa Wu has received grant funding from The Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) to develop a new type of treatment for childhood cancer survivors to improve their cognitive impairment by bringing parents and children together.

Book cover

2020.11.12 |

Time Work: Studies of Temporal Agency

How people change time and modify their temporal experience is investigated from an international scope in a new book co-edited by former AIAS Fellow Michael G. Flaherty from Eckerd College and the University of South Florida, together with anthropologists Lotte Meinert and Anne Line Dalsgård from Aarhus University.

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