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2020.06.25 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

DKK 13.5 million Novo Nordisk NERD grant to Alexander Zelikin

For the first time, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants within the research programme NERD, which is targeted at ambitious and wild research ideas in the fields of scientific and technical research.

2020.06.15 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

3D X-ray reveals secrets from inside bones

Henrik Birkedal has, as part of an international research team, used new X-ray techniques to describe how the architecture of healthy human bones is built up.

2020.06.04 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

DanMax takes first light

Mads Ry Vogel Jørgensen, Project Manager Diffraction, had a great day on 2 June 2020, when the Danish beamline DanMAX saw first light. Representatives from DTU, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen followed the process online.

2020.05.29 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Victoria Birkedal in collaboration on fighting COVID-19

The Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 3.8 million to Daniel Otzen and collaborators, Jørgen Kjems and Victoria Birkedal, for developing a screening system to identify drugs that are able to combat COVID-19.

2020.05.27 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

New publication from Surflab

Structure and Dynamics of Interfacial Peptides and Proteins from Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

2020.05.19 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Awards from DFF for new, original ideas

Among 59 AU researchers, 4 researchers from Department of Chemistry have been awarded a share of the DKK 696 million granted from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

2020.04.24 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Zelikin lab publishes in Angewandte Chemie

Molecular, Macromolecular, and Supramolecular Glucuronide Prodrugs: Lead Identified for Anticancer Prodrug Monotherapy

2020.03.16 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Fight-nCov project against corona virus

Alexander Zelikin key partner in Fight-nCov project for developing antiviral treatment against corona virus.

2020.03.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Controlling the conversion of CO2 with new catalysts

Converting CO2 into more useful products offers an interesting strategy to mitigate climate issues while producing value added chemicals. Researchers from the Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC) have discovered how the ligand scaffold around a manganese catalyst can be modified to control the selectivity of the products generated via…

2020.02.28 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New Carbon Isotope Labeling Technique by Skrydstrup group

Carbon isotope labeling of new drug candidates is an important process for allowing preclinical and clinical investigations on a specific compound’s distribution, metabolism, and toxicity. Professor Troels Skrydstrup and his research team have found a new method for this with broad applicability.

2020.02.07 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

Caught soap-handed: Understanding how soap molecules help proteins get in and out of shape

A new study published in Chemical Science by Jan Skov Pedersen, Daniel E. Otzen, PhD Jannik Pedersen, and PhD Jeppe Lyngsø, gives a detailed picture of both unfolding and refolding of a protein by soap molecules on the millisecond timescale.

2020.02.07 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

From minus to plus – new magnet technology enhances green power

Mogens Christensen is researching a new and cleaner magnet technology; this research also opens up for new opportunities to exploit and store electricity.

2020.01.29 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Assistant Professor Jógvan M. H. Olsen receives 9,7mio. kr. grant from the Villum Young Investigator program.

The grant project aims at developing methods of calculation that can simulate a large number of biomolecular spectroscopies to help interpret the results of experimental studies.

2020.01.29 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal

Karl Anker Jørgensen will be joining an impressive group of ground-breaking chemists from all over the world, including several Nobel Prize winners, when he receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal.

2019.12.17 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Safe reactions with dangerous gases

Professor Troels Skrydstrup has been interviewed by Chemistry Views (Wiley) about his successful work in organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, and especially running safe reactions with dangerous but very useful gases, like carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

2019.12.17 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Research Paper in Nature Chemistry from the Overgaard group

Title: Observation of the asphericity of 4f-electron density and its relation to the magnetic anisotropy axis in single-molecule magnets

2019.12.13 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Henrik Birkedal receives infrastructure grant

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has just granted a total of DKK 75 million (EUR 10 million) to projects that can strengthen the infrastructure in Danish research. At Aarhus University, Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal has received a total of DKK 16.3 million (EUR 2.2 million) for his Aarhus X-ray Imaging Alliance – AXIA project.

2019.12.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen receives ERC's Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding a total of EUR 600 million to 301 top researchers throughout Europe. One of them is Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen from the Department of Chemistry, who has received an ERC Consolidator Grant of DKK 15 million (EUR 2 million) for his Recypion project.

2019.12.06 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Molecular catalysts with great prospects for use in converting CO2

Assist. Prof. Xinming Hu and Prof. Kim Daasbjerg from Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC) at Aarhus University describe the state-of-the-art of the electrochemical CO2 reduction promoted by molecular catalysts and discuss an important recent discovery published in Nature. Read the Nature News & Views article by Hu and Daasbjerg here.

2019.12.05 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

iNANO researchers honored with business acceleration award

The discovery of a unique technology to detect small molecules in blood, and the potential of being able to secure a more correct and safe treatment of certain patients, led iNANO researchers to establish the startup company, MedicQuant. The team behind the company has just won the Bioinnovation Institute (BII) Acceleration Award

2019.11.21 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Sapere Aude research leader grant to Jonas Elm

Congratulations to Jonas Elm, who has been awarded 6.2 mio DKK for his research project entitled 'Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Molecular Clusters'. Jonas is one of 11 AU researchers - 6 from ST - to receive Sapere Aude research leader grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

2019.11.21 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

The results of the 2019 university elections are in

This year's university elections are over. The have been votes counted and the victorious candidates informed. There are new faces, for example on the AU Board, which will welcome four new members at its meetings after 1 February 2020. Read more about the elections and see the results

2019.11.20 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Award for best oral presentation to Nina Wittig Kølln

PhD student in Associate Professor Henrik Birkedals research group, Nina Kølln Wittig, receives award for best oral presentation at the conference ”Bioinspired Materials: from understanding, through processing, to replication”

2019.11.20 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Poster Award to Gustav Wørmer

Gustav Wørmer (Poulsen lab) is awarded the poster award at the OCPACMI-2019 conference in Copenhagen

2019.11.08 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

Obtaining order in the “frustrated” landscape of disordered magnetism

Researchers from CMC (Center for Materials Crystallography, headed by Bo Brummerstedt Iversen), are pioneering a novel technique to solve highly elaborate magnetic structures using neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

2019.10.28 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Gold medal in Chemistry – interview and presentation

See photos from the presentation of the H.C. Ørsted Gold medal and read the AU interview with Karl Anker Jørgensen

2019.10.28 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Professor Troels Skrydstrup as partner in Grand Solution project on increasing the recycling of plastics

New Danish collaboration between companies and researchers aims to develop a completely new method of recycling a specific type of plastic, which would otherwise end up on incineration plants for energy recovery or at the landfill

2019.10.24 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

New publication by Christiansen group is editor’s pick in Journal of Chemical Physics

Time-dependent vibrational coupled cluster theory: Theory and implementation at the two-mode coupling level

2019.10.23 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Mette Rasmussen and Tobias Weidner in Nature Communications

Mette Rasmussen and Tobias Weidner have published a paper in Nature Communications about minerals in the skin of beetle

2019.10.14 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Frans Mulder publishes in PNAS on how internal empty spaces destabilise proteins

Partial unfolding of proteins is a major issue in industry, as it may affect the stability of products. So how does an empty space or cavity in its hydrophobic core destabilize a protein? And would such a cavity in fact be empty? These are some of the questions Associate Professor Frans Mulder and his research team answer in a new study published…

2019.10.09 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Alexander B. Jensen receives poster award

PhD student from lector Henrik Birkedal's group receives poster award

2019.09.25 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the H.C. Ørsted Gold Medal

In collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science (SNU) has decided to award a Gold Medal in chemistry and a travel grant in connection with the bicentennial anniversary of H. C. Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism (1820).

2019.09.20 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Jens Holbech receives the Research Communication Prize 2019

The Aarhus University Anniversary Foundation Research Communication Prize 2019 goes to senior consultant Jens Dybkjær Holbech, Faculty of Science and Technology

2019.09.17 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Paper by Skrydstrup and his research team on the cover of Organic Letters

Professor Troels Skrydstrup and the other authors behind a paper in Organic Letters were invited to have a front cover

2019.09.06 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

5th Annual Brainnovation Day at iNANO - "Nanomedicine"

Share the invitation with your network and your contacts

2019.09.06 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New synthetic technique for carbon isotope labeling

CADIAC publishes in Journal of the American Chemical Society where they report on a novel method for the introduction of carbon isotopes into pharmaceutical relevant molecules

2019.08.28 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff, Students

Student & Research Group Matchmaking Event 2019

The annual posterday takes place on Friday 20th of September between 13.30-17.00

2019.08.21 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more

Associate Professor Frans Mulder, in collaboration with the University of Florence, has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare.

2019.08.05 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New research article from the Poulsen lab published in Angewandte Chemie

Title: A Cyclopropene Electrophile That Targets Glutathione S-Transferase Omega-1 in Cells

2019.08.05 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New review article from the Poulsen lab published in Angewandte Chemie

Title: Chemical Syntheses and Chemical Biology of Carboxyl Polyether Ionophores: Recent Highlights

2019.06.24 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

An international research team receives EUR 27 million to develop more productive crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards DKK 203 million to the Collaborative Crop Resilience Programme (CCRP).

2019.06.18 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

CO2 could replace fossil fuels in industry

Researchers at Aarhus University are developing new chemical technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and support the green transition in both public and private manufacturing companies

2019.06.04 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

CADIAC part of new large EU consortium, CO2PERATE

Troels Skrydstrup and Kim Daasbjerg will take part in a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN) funded by the European Commission

2019.05.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Thomas Poulsen receives NNF grant

Associate Professor Thomas Poulsen receives 9.995.548 DKK in Ascending Investigator grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation

2019.05.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

Assoc. Prof. Henrik Birkedal honored by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

Congratulations to Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal who is awarded the Danish polymer prize, Elastyrenprisen 2019, for being internationally recognized and leading within his research in self-healing polymer gels

2019.05.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes

Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf’s laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology

2019.05.10 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

6 new grants from the IRFD

Victoria Birkedal, Thomas Poulsen, Jan Skov Pedersen, Kim Daasbjerg, Alexander Zelikin and Torben Jensen all receive research grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a combined value of 23,5 mio DKK. Congratulations!

2019.04.02 | Department of Chemistry, Staff, Public / media

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

NMR Laboratory Manager Dennis Wilkens Juhl

2019.04.01 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

Purchasing and Chemical Coordinator Line Clemmensen and AC-TAP Vibeke Lauridsen

2019.04.01 | Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff

New colleagues at Dept. of Chemistry

Head of Secretariat Jacob Serup Ramsay and Department and Scientific Coordinator Birgitte Lodberg Pedersen

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