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Photo: The last AIAS Fellows' cohort from February 2020. By Melissa Bach Yildirim.

2020.08.18 |

20 new AIAS fellows selected

A cohort of 20 new AIAS fellows from around the world has now been selected in a thorough international and triple peer-review process in the Spring and Summer of 2020.

Jens Leipziger and his colleagues have developed a urine test, that may turn out to be enough to find out how well new drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis work. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.08.13 |

A urine test that measures the effect of the new cystic fibrosis drugs

A urine sample may turn out to be enough to find out how well new drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis work. AIAS Fellow Jens Leipziger and researchers from Aarhus University have developed this urine test. The results have just been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and are an international collaboration project…

Photo: Constructed wetland planted with Cyperus papyrus in León, Mexico. The system treats domestic wastewater from 120 people. Photo: Marco A. Rodriguez-Dominguez.

2020.07.08 |

Improvement of wastewater treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean

A comprehensive study by a team of wastewater scientists from Aarhus University including AIAS fellow Dennis Konnerup shows that constructed wetlands could be a suitable solution to improve wastewater issues in the region.

Image: A superconducting chip with coupled qubits from MIT. By: Roni Winik, MIT.

2020.07.03 |

Development of a diamond gate for optimization of quantum computing

In a collaboration between Aarhus University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA, AIAS Fellow Nikolaj T. Zinner and collaborators have developed a new design, a ’diamond gate’, that could optimize the quantum computer. The results have been published in the journal 'npj Quantum Information'. The new diamond gate takes us one…

2020.06.25 |

Fellow's op-ed about Romania's lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic on Cultures of History Forum

AIAS Fellow and historian Bogdan C. Iacob has published an op-ed about Romania's lockdown on the website "Cultures of History Forum" created by the institute of advanced study, the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.

Photo: Doug Speed. AU Photo.

2020.06.16 |

From AIAS Fellow to full Professor in Genetics

AIAS Fellow Doug Speed has been appointed a full professor at the Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at Aarhus University, after finalizing his 3-year fellowship at AIAS.

2020.06.04 |

European NetIAS Lecture Series on ‘Borders’

The Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS) initiates new lecture series on the topic of ‘Borders’. As an active member of NetIAS, AIAS contributes to the lecture series.

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.

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