Research facilities 

  •  Advanced equipment, laboratories, test facilities etc.

The table is currently under development.

NameDescrip­tionKey­­wordsDepartment­/centerCon­tact
FACS Core Facility

The FACS Core Facility has three state-of-the-art cell sorters, two FACSAria III and one MoFlo Astrios. As much as six different cell populations can be sorted simultaneously and cells can either be sorted onto slides, into tubes (1-15 ml) or plates (6-384 wells).

Additionally, there is a LSRFortessa and a NovoCyte analyser, which can perform multi-parameter flow cytometric analysis. Furthermore, the Facility has a combined microscope and flow cytometer, an ImageStreamX Mark II, with five lasers and three image magnification possibilities.

Department of Biomedicine Charlotte Petersen: facs@au.dk
Danish Pesticide Leaching Assessment Programme Established 1999/2000. Two fields are located on sandy deposits, three fields are located on clayey deposits. The test fields have been thoroughly characterized as regards soil profiles, geology and hydrogeology. The soil and geological conditions have been described in sufficient detail to enable the leaching conditions to be modelled. The groundwater table is reasonably close to the surface at all the sites

Groundwater contamination
Pesticides
Leaching


Department of Agroecology

Preben Olsen:
Preben.Olsen@agrsci.dk
Phone: 8715 7731
/21730711

Group leader Mogens H. Greve:
mogensh.greve@agro.au.dk
Direct: 87157748
Mobile phone: 20726734

Askov Experimental Station Field trials since 1885. In the course of time the trial has achieved international status as the only trial worldwide in which varying application of nutrients in commercial fertilisers and manure has been compared over a period of more than 100 years.

Manure
Slurry
Fertiliser

Department of Agroecology

Bent T. Christensen; Bent.T.Christensen@agrsci.dk 

Jørgen Eriksen:
jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk

Foulumgaard Organic field trials

At Foulumgaard, system research areas are set up with three set crop rotations.  Here, special workshop areas are established in which new ideas can be tested. These areas are at the disposal of both organic and conventional crop research.

Foulumgaard also has at its disposal facilities and techniques for handling a range of different trial tasks, such as value testing of agricultural plants, soil tillage trials, measuring of nutrient leaching, manure trials and trials on growing coarse fodder.

Crops
Manure
Weed control
Cultivation technique trials

Department of Agroecology

Jørgen E. Olesen: JorgenE.Olesen@agrsci.dk, 40821659
Jørgen Eriksen:
Jorgen.Eriksen@agrsci.dk, 51680554

Global Rust Reference Center

Receives samples of both stem rust and yellow rust for diagnosis of race in a secure environment.

Assists in training of students and young scientists from all over the world in wheat rust pathology

Yellow rust
Stem rust

Department of Agroecology

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller:
mogens.hovmoller@agro.au.dk
87158129/22283361

Danish Cattle Research Center (DKC)

DKC serves modern facilities for a broad range of cattle research. Consists of two units – one with focus on practice-oriented farms and another unit with focus on intensive studies on individual animals. 

Loose house facilities for 210 dairy cows with milking robots as well as housing facilities for 150 offspring, 150 slaughter calves and 100 young calves.

125 dairy cows in loose house / tie stalls, including facilities for  calves and young stock with focus on performing many different kinds of research and development projects. The overall capacity of the facilities makes it possible to perform experiments including from 1 to more than 70 animals per trial.

Cattle nutrition
Cattle immunity
Nutrion physiology
Cattle health
Cattle behavior
Cattle reproduction
Sustainable food production
Animal health
Animal welfare
Housing equipment
Ventilation

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat:
Jens Bech Andersen

Manager:
Gorm Veggerby

Merete Jensen: Merete.Jensen@anis.au.dk, 8715 4256 / 4021 4687

Experimental livestock housing facilities for pigs

The primary goal of the activities is to produce basic and applied knowledge in the areas of nutrition, nutritional physiology, health and behaviour, and breeding and reproduction. All the units are approved for transgenic pigs. The overall aim in many of the projects is to optimise energy and nutrient conversion with a focus on sustainable food production while taking into consideration the health and welfare of the animals.

Nutrition
Immunity
Nutritional physiology
Health
Behaviour
Optimisation of Energy
Sustainable Food production
Housing equiptment for pigs
ventilation
Climate for pigs

 

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat: Jens Bech Andersen
Manager: Gorm Veggerby

Experimental livestock housing facilities for poultry

The total area dedicated to poultry housing is more than 4,500 m2 and is accommodated so that many different kinds of research and development projects can be carried out.

The buildings can accommodate 6,000 egg-layers and 10,000 broilers and have facilities for breeding roosters and chicks and include hatcheries.

The unit is well suited for projects regarding optimisation of production, nutrition, breeding and behaviour. The houses are built so that it is possible to register on the individual and group level. It is also possible to collect digestion, manure, blood and tissue samples.

Hens
Broilers
Hatchers
SPF
Nutrition
Nutritional
Physiology
Health
Behavior
Immunity
Reproduction
Optimization of energy
Nutrient conversion
Sustainable food production 
Animal welfare
Housing equipment
Ventilation and climate
ICT

 

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat: Jens Bech Andersen
Manager: Gorm Veggerby

Experimental livestock housing facilities for fur

The fur animal farm at AU Foulum is a collaboration with the Danish Fur Breeders Research Centre. The facilities has a capacity of 2,000 mink dams and their progeny. The primary goal of the activities is to produce basic and applied knowledge in the areas of nutrition, nutritional physiology, product quality, health and behaviour, and breeding and reproduction

Fur
Nutrition
Nutritional
Physiology
Health
Behavior
Immunity
Reproduction
Optimization of energy
Nutrient conversion
Sustainable food production 
Animal welfare
Housing equipment
Ventilation and climate
ICT

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat: Jens Bech Andersen
Manager: Gorm Veggerby

Horses / Organic farming / Outdoor facilities

The Horses / organic animal / outdoor  platform consists of 26 hectares for pasture and 43 hectares linked to research in outdoor poultry, pigs, and horses. It also includes a 1600 m2 barn facility for studying indoor and outdoor problems in organic livestock, included poultry and horses

Horses
Pigs
Poultry
Animal health
Animal welfare

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat: Jens Bech Andersen

Animal intensive care and experimental infection units

Two experimental surgery rooms for all animals from rats to dairy cows. 
Several rooms for keeping experimental animals included a climate-controlled room with 8 pens. 
It is possible to perform experimental infection studies with various microorganisms (bacteria, viruses etc.).
A well-equipped room for laboratory rodents (rats and mouse) where up to 60 individual rats can be in balance cages simultaneously. Metabolic cages for quantitative collection of urine and faeces for different sizes of rats. A laboratory for euthanizing animals and tissue collection

Digestion
Metabolism of nutrients in the whole animal
Intermediate metabolism of nutrients
Physiological regulation
Growth, development
Biological mechanisms
Immunological influences
Microbiology
Immunology

Department of Animal Science

Director of secretariat: Jens Bech Andersen
Manager: Gorm Veggerby

Zackenberg Research Station

Zackenberg Research Station is an ecosystem research and monitoring facility at Zackenberg (74º28’ N, 20º34’ W) in Northeast Greenland 25 km north-west of Daneborg. A branch facility is situated at Daneborg. Zackenberg is coordinated with the monitoring programme Nuuk Basic in West Greenland.  

Ecosystem research
High Arctic
Climate
Biotic and abiotic data

Department of Bioscience

The Zackenberg secretariat zackenberg@au.dk 

Aarhus AMS centre

 The AMS 14C Dating Centre performs 14C datings and stable-isotope measurements on geological, archaeological, forensic, water and atmospheric samples.

14C dating
Measurements of stable isotopes

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Jesper Olsen
jesper.olsen@phys.au.dk
Direkte telefon: 23382136

AURORA, the research vessel

AURORA is Aarhus University's new state-of-the-art multifunctional research vessel,  which will provide new opportunities for Danish research on the sea. The vessel is the first Danish research vessel built for the last 30 years.

Research on the sea
Fish
Marine biochemistry
Sub-seafloor biosphere
Marine sediments

Department of Bioscience

Torben Vang

The Marine Research Station at Rønbjerg

The Marine Research Station at Rønbjerg, situated in the central part of the Limfjord, is a research facility run by the section for Aquatic Biology at the Department of Bioscience.

Laboratories with microscopes, stereomicroscopes, balances, spectrophotometer
Wetlabs.
Small boat

Department of Bioscience

Laboratory Manager Jens Tang Christensen

Laboratory Technician Susanne Vase Petersen

Accredited analysis and sampling laboratory

DCE/Department of Environmental Science and Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University are accredited to a selection of analysis, including test sampling and in situ measurement

Nutrients  and metal analysis of marine waters
Precipitation
Gasses and particles in ambient air  

Measuring of air pollution
Profiles of marine waters

Inorganic ions (including nutritive salt) in marine waters

Precipitation and air samples

Elements in precipitation, marine waters, fresh water, biota, sediments, geological samples and samples of air

Organotin compounds in biota, sediment, sludge, waste water,  surface water and percolate

Pesticides in ground water, drinking water and surface water

PCB in Biota 

Brominated flame retardants in biota 

Dioxin in sludge 

Department of Bioscience
Climate change test plant

investigation of long-term effects of climate changes on biological structure and ecosystem processes. The experimental facility currently consists of two set-ups – artificial lakes and artificial streams.

Climate change
Lakes
Streams

Department of Bioscience Frank Landkildehus
Jes Rasmussen
High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC)

Established to manage and analyse biological sequence data

Biological sequence data
Data management

Bioinformatics research center

Mikkel Heide Schierup mheide@birc.au.dk
Rune Møllegaard Friborg runef@birc.au.dk

Danish Genetically Modified Animal Resource (DAGMAR)

All state of the art technologies of molecular mouse genetics are performed. These techniques include production of transgenic mice, chimeric mice, as well as targeted mutagenesis by homologous recombination. Cryopreservation of mouse embryos and sperm, rederivation and sanitation of mouse lines. Derivation culture, genetic modification and differentiation of murine ES cells

Genetics
Pro-nucleus injection
ES cell injection into blastosyst stage embryos
Aggregation chimeras
Culture, transfection and selection of ES cells
Derivation of ES cells from mutant mice
Cryoconservation of mouse lines (2 cell stage)
Rederivation of frozen mouse lines (e.g. fra EMMA)
Sanitation of mouse lines by embryo transfer

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer emf@mb.au.dk 
2988 2238

Cleanroom

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for nanofabrication as well as equipment for making nano and micropatterns such as electron beam lithography, photolithography, and nanoimprint lithography. These instruments enable the making of patterns between 10 nm to 100 mm. The patterns can then be transferred into thin-films of metals, insulators and conductors using deep reactive ion etching and physical vapor deposition

DNA sequencing using nanopores

Solar cells

Optical sensors for industrial processes

Microfluidics for cancer diagnostics

Plasmonics and nanostructured surfaces for medical science

Graphene applications

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

Engineer Jacques Chevallier
jach@phys.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5673
Mobile: 2338 2469

Femtolab

We use ultrashort light pulses to manipulate and characterize molecules.  Our goal is to understand how the motion of individual molecules determines the outcome of chemical reactions or biological processes,and learn to control the molecules.

Molecules
Ultrashort light
Femtochemistry
IR supercontinuum

 

 

Mars Simulation Laboratory

The Mars Simulation Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research collaboration of biologists, chemists, geologists and physicists who work together on joint research related to the planet Mars. The group has built its own research facilities and has access to all necessary facilities under the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Surface of Mars
Aerodynamic modelling
Survival, activity and diversity of microbial communities
Heterogeneous processes in the atmosphere
Mineralogy
Climate
Geology
Transmission, backscatter and CEMS Mössbauer spectroscopy

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department of Geoscience
Per Nørnberg (8715 6327, geopn@geo.au.dk)
Glass blower shop

Glassblowing assignments include making glass setups for research and educational purposes, inventing new glass constructions, repairing existing glass setups, cutting of glass, cleansing of highly contaminated glass panes, as well as offering guidance and advice on glass and heat stability, acid/base resistance and pressure limits.

Glass blowing
Quartz glass
Duran/Pyrex
AR glass
Transitional glass for metal fusing

Department of Chemistry Jens Christian Kondrup (2117 8715, jck@chem.au.dk)
Integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab. (ICE-LAB)

Integrated Circuits and Electronics Lab equipment (Room 240E); Signal Source (SMA 100A 6GHz); Oscilloscope (RTO1044 4GHz Realtime Osciloscope); Spectrum Analyzer (FSV30); Dynamic Analyzer (SR780 Dynamic Signal Analyzer); SourceMeter (Kethley 2401); Logic Analyzer (PG3ACABA1 Digital Pattern Generator; Hameg Power supply HMP2030; ENA Series Network analyzer(E5071C); 4-port Test Set, 300 kHz to 20 GHz with Bias Tees (E5071C-4K5);

MATLAB
CADENCE
Synopsis
Mentor graphic tools
Analog/RF/Mixed-signal IC design
ASIC design
Custom Circuit Design at transistor level
Nano-scale device simulations
Reliability in nano-scale designs

Department of Engineering

Farshad Moradi (41893344, moradi@eng.au.dk)

Biogas plant, Foulum

The Biogas Plant at AU Foulum is used for research in technologies for management and treatment of animal manure from animals to plants, including research in technologies for separation of manure and biogas production from manure to energy crops. 

Fuel cells
Greenhouse gases
Sustainability and practical application in the biogas process
Biomass, bioenergy, biogas

Department of Engineering

Henrik Bjarne Møller

In vivo Optical Imaging Core Facility

Scans in 3D fluorescence and chemiluminescence in live animals

IVIS Spectrum scanner

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

 

Daniel Dupont dmd@mbg.au.dk
8715 4907

Metabolomics

At the Department of Food Science, metabolomics facilities based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) have been established. The NMR-based metabolomics facilities consist of a 600 MHz high-field NMR spectrometer equipped with an autosampler and situated at Research Centre Aarslev.

Examine the metabolic response related to intake of different dairy products, including probiotic-containing products

Examine the metabolic profile of cows as a function of allocation of varying nitrogen level in the feed

Examine the metabolic response of muscle cells under different stress exposures.

Department of Food science

Derek V. Byrne, derekv.byrne@food.au.dk, +45 87158394

Titan Krios TEM

Transmission electron microscopy at cryogenic temperatures. Flexible high resolution microscope, which can be used for both biological and inorganic samples in both 2D and 3D. Possibility for automatic sample analysis.

Atomic-scale imaging

Single-particle analysis

Cryo-TEM 

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center



Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Materials:
Engineer Jacques Chevallier
jach@phys.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5673
Mobile: 2338 2469

Biology:
Assoc. Prof. Thomas Boesen
thb@mbg.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5435

Tecnai TEM

Transmission electron microscopy for biological samples

 

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center


Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Engineer Jacques Chevallier
jach@phys.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5673
Mobile: 2338 2469

Assoc. Prof. Thomas Boesen
thb@mbg.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5435

Ultrahigh field NMR

950 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Structural analysis of solid-state and biological samples

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Professor Thomas Vosegaard
tv@chem.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5929
Mobile: 6020 2639

Small Angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)

X-ray scattering technique where the elastic scattering of X-rays by a sample, which has particles in the nm-range, is recorded at very low angles. The scatter contains information about the shape and size of macromolecules and characteristic distances of partially ordered materials. SAXS is capable of delivering structural information of macromolecules between 5 and 25 nm, of repeat distances in partially ordered systems of up to 150 nm.

Nanoparticle analysis

Micelles

Soft matter

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Professor Jan Skov Pedersen
jsp@chem.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5921

 

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Topological and other functions (mechanics, electronic, magnetic, electrochemical, dynamic) of surfaces in air and liquid.

3D topographic imaging of surfaces

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Assoc. Prof. Mingdong Dong
dong@inano.au.dk
Phone: 8715 6729

Centre for Scientific Computing Aarhus (CSCAA)

Centre for Scientific Computing in Aarhus (CSCAA) purchases, maintains, operates and supports high performance computers for a range of university groups ranging from physics and chemistry to medicine and economics. CSCAA defines, implements and enforces the policies for use of the computer resources in collaboration with the users.

Scientific computing

High performance computers

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Lars Bojer Madsen
bojer (at) phys.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5636

Karin Vittrup (CSCAA Secretary)
karin.vittrup (at) phys.au.dk
Phone: 8715 5694

Niels Carl W. Hansen (System Management)
ncwh (at) cscaa.dk
Phone: 8715 5401

Questions regarding the systems:
The Operational Staff at CSCAA
staff (at) cscaa.dk
Mobile: 6020 2635

Diffraction

An industry portal that offers collaboration, advice, training, measurements, technical support, and data analysis in the field of X-ray and neutron diffraction.

X-ray and neutron diffraction

Materials

Proteins

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Senior Advisor Claus Olesen (Proteins)
ceo@mbg.au.dk
Phone: 8716 7753
Mobile: 6126 0035

Postdoc Mads Ry Vogel Jørgensen (Materials)
mads@inano.au.dk
Mobile: 4058 2996