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From left: Professor Torben Sigsgaard - Department of Public Health, Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, head of department - Department of Environmental Science, Professor Carsten Bøcker Pedersen - Department of Economics and Business Economics, Professor Clive Eric Sabel - director of BERTHA , Rikke Dalgaard, centre manager - BERTHA, Professor Ole Hertel - Department of Environmental Science, Dean Niels Christian Nielsen - Science and Technology, Clinical Professor Christian Erikstrup - Department of Clinical Medicine. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2018.12.14 |

The cork pops for BERTHA

A newly opened research centre is to investigate how modern life affects our health and illness by bringing together expertise from three out of four faculties. The new centre is called BERTHA, and it was officially opened on Monday 10 December in Roskilde.

2018.12.07 |

A blubber coat and large amounts of fish keep Denmark’s smallest whale, the porpoise, alive in the cold winter

Porpoises are among the world’s smallest marine mammals, but despite their small size they need to maintain a body temperature of 37 degrees year-round, just like all other mammals. We, land-living mammals, would soon succumb to the ice-cold water where the temperature gets down to zero degrees in winter. How do the porpoises meet the challenge?

[Translate to English:] Der kan vise sig mange muligheder for at finde sammenhæng mellem forurening og folkesundhed i en dråbe blod. Nyt forskningscenter forsøger at finde ny viden. (Ill: Colourbox).

2018.12.06 |

The ties of blood

The adverse health effects from air pollution, for example, are quite well known. But we do not know how exposure may develop into diseases over the course of a whole life. A new research centre at Aarhus University will attempt to link a unique database with state-of-the art approaches in order to uncover the connection between blood and the…

Photo: Colourbox

2018.12.04 |

New centre focusing on life impacts

There is not much knowledge about the effects of environmental and social impacts on health, quality of life and causes of death. A newly established research centre is now working to find out, by applying big data and an interdisciplinary approach to the area.

Assistant Professor Anne E. B. Nielsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy receives the Sapere Aude research leaders grant for her research of anyons with exceptional properties. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Associate Professor Wolf Eiserhardt, Department of Bioscience - Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity receives the Sapere Aude research leaders for his research on the explanation for diversity of rainforest species. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Assistant Professor Klaus Koren, Department of Bioscience - Section for Microbiology, WATEC receives the Sapere Aude research leaders for his research on new technology to measure ammonia in the aquatic environment. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Associate Professor Jevgenijs Ivanovs, Department of Mathematics receives the Sapere Aude research leaders grant on reliable risk assessment. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Sapere Aude is the career programme under the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and it aims to develop the skills of the most talented researchers nationally and internationally. "Sapere Aude" is Latin and it means "have courage to think for yourself" or "dare to think freely".

2018.12.05 |

Four talented researchers from Science and Technology awarded Sapere Aude funding

Four young researchers from Science and Technology are among the 34 extraordinarily skilled researchers who together are to receive DKK 192 million (EUR 25 million) from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude initiative.

Rewilding with Konik horses in Geding-Kasted Marsh, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo: Jens-Christian Svenning
Professor Jens Christian Svenning (photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2018.12.07 |

Marie Curie grant for interdisciplinary research to enhance the scientific basis of sustainable, green landscape development

Professor and VILLUM Investigator Jens-Christian Svenning from the Department of Bioscience and the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) has received a grant of about DKK 3.9 million (EUR 0.5 million) to investigate how the nature of European landscapes has evolved over the past 10,000 years, and how this knowledge can…

[Translate to English:] I fremtiden kan rådnende tang blive værdifuld for fiskeopdræt. Nyt projekt vil undersøge mulighederne (Foto: Colourbox)
Enchytraeus albidus bliver op mod fire cm. lang, og kan vise sig en guldgrube for fiskeopdræt i fremtiden. (Foto: Martin Holmstrup)

2018.12.06 |

Rotten gold?

Over the next three years, a project run from Denmark will investigate how to create value based on a foul-smelling nuisance on beaches: rotting seaweed. It turns out that seaweed is home to a small worm which may be of great value for fish farming if the optimal living conditions for the worm can be identified. The project recently received a DKK…