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2020.12.15 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Aarhus University and industry start five open research projects to pave the way for new pharmaceuticals

Kidney diseases, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and neurological disorders are five global health problems that the first five research projects in the Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN) are now addressing. In the projects, researchers from Aarhus University and the pharmaceutical industry are working…

Marie Louise Conradsen, Head of Open Science at Aarhus University, is working with researchers and industry to create a whole new model for business collaboration. Photo: Ditte Høyer Engholm, AU
Pernille Lærkegaard Hansen, Senior Director, Head of Bioscience, CKD. CVRM, IMED, AstraZeneca and Professor at University of Southern Denmark. Photo: AstraZeneca.
AU’s rector, Brian Bech Nielsen, sees ODIN as an excellent tool in efforts to forge collaboration across sectors to benefit society. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Kommunikation

2020.12.11 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

University and industry in open collaboration on pharmaceutical research: It’s all about trust.

The groundbreaking open research collaboration, so far between Aarhus University and nine pharmaceutical and biotech companies, ODIN, is now up and running, and the researchers are ready to embark on their first joint projects aiming at fostering the development of new drugs throughout the world. The platform is completely open with the goal that…

Throughout The Great Bake Off, Mads Eg Andersen's ingenuity has impressed the judges. Here he is in the process of presenting his contest-winning cake in the final. Photo: Conny Kaalund O'Carrol

2020.12.10 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture

Scientific curiosity secured AU student’s victory in the TV show “The Great Bake Off”

What is a baking contest winner made of? Equal parts of pure joy of baking mixed with scientific curiosity is the recipe for Mads Eg Andersen, who studies molecular biology at Aarhus University. He has benefited from his scientific approach throughout the season of The Great Bake Off, and his perfected chocolate work secured his victory in the…

[Translate to English:] Forskningsprojekt SATURN skal munde ud i nye standarder for skibe, der generer havdyrene mindst muligt. Foto: Colourbox.
En grindehval forsynet med et D-tag, som optager den støj, hvalen udsættes for, og registrerer dets bevægelser ved hjælp af bl.a. GPS, dybdemåler og bevægelsessensorer. Det er en af de opgaver, forskere fra AU står for. Foto: Pernille Tønnesen, AU
TNO har ud fra målinger beregnet støjniveauet i Nordsøen. På kortet er indtegnet såkaldt Excess, som er et mål for, hvor meget skibsstøjen har hævet baggrundsstøjen over den naturlige støj fra vind og bølger. Gul farve angiver et højt støjniveau, mørkeblå et lavt støjniveau. Grafik: TNO

2020.12.07 | Faculty of Technical Sciences, Sustainability

New major 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.

"In some years, we will have to install more than a 100 Gigawatts of solar PV and wind power, and to achieve full decarbonisation the CO2 prices will have to be a lot higher than today," says Assistant Professor Marta Victoria, an expert in photovoltaics and energy systems at Aarhus University. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Photo.

2020.12.04 | Department of Engineering, Sustainability

Green energy transition: Early and steady wins the race

Researchers from Aarhus University have modelled the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system using very high-resolution data. The results are clear: To reach climate-neutrality by 2050 we need solar energy. And lots of it.

Senior Researcher Peter Henriksen is the new director of the WATEC Research Centre from 1 December 2020. (Photo: AU)

2020.12.04 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

New head for strategic research centre

Peter Henriksen, senior researcher at the Department of Bioscience will take up the position as the new head of WATEC on 1 December 2020. The research centre was founded in 2017, and is now among the research elite, with close collaboration relations near and far. The new centre director is looking forward to being in charge of the centre, which…

Taken through the lens of a microscope, the picture shows a close-up of the photonic integrated circuit used for the ammonia detector. The chip is roughly 2x2.6 mm2 in size. Photo: Andreas Hänsel, Aarhus University.

2020.12.01 | Department of Engineering, Sustainability

Danish researchers develop budget optical ammonia sensor

In collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University has developed photonic sensor technology that can pave the way for a portable, reliable and, above all, inexpensive device for detecting ammonia and other gases in agriculture.