Aarhus Novo Nordisk Science and Talent Network 2017 Symposium

On Friday 17 March 2017, Novo Nordisk and ST will be hosting a symposium at Aarhus University with focus on scientific topics for joint collaboration. The collaboration agreement between Novo and AU concerns industrial PhD projects with annually three industrial PhD students. The symposium is the scientific point of contact  for generating ideas, meeting other researchers and potentially develop more collaboration between Novo and ST.

During the symposium, young ST researchers will present their topics within mRNA, Delivery systems, Bioinformatics/Big data, Structural biology, Membrane proteins, Tissue selective targeting, New methods within chemistry, Imaging and In vitro display technologies.




08.45-09.00:Welcome address by Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Aarhus University
09.00-09.15:Chairman of the JSC: Lars Fogh Iversen, Novo Nordisk: “The AU-Novo Nordisk Science and Talent Network”
09.15-09.45:Thomas B. Poulsen, Dept. of Chemistry, AU: “Natural products guiding the search for new cancer targets”
Coffee and networking
10.00-10.45:1-minute-madness, presentation of AU PhD projects
10.45-11.15:Thomas Høeg-Jensen, Novo Nordisk: ”Design of insulin degludec and co-formulations with insulin aspart and liraglutide”
11.15-11.45: Hanne Poulsen, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU: “Murphy's law for an ion pump”
 11.45-12.30: Break-out Lunch: Sandwich, H2O and project networking
12.30-13.00:3 x AU-Novo Nordisk Industrial PhD presentations:

Colin Mothershead: “Nucleic acid nanoscaffold for targeted delivery of proteins in vivo”

Thorbjørn Birger Nielsen: “DNA-mediated high-throughput generation of protein-protein constructs”

Malene Selch Sønnichsen: “Development of a novel platform for screening interactions with human serum albumin”      
13.00-13.30:Thomas Birkballe Hansen, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU: “Circular RNA – the novel but widespread class of non-coding RNA”
13.30-14.00:Dennis Madsen, Novo Nordisk: “Bioinformatics – the Novo Nordisk Way”
14.00-14.30:Break-out coffee
14.30-15.00:Alexander Zelikin, Dept. of Chemistry, AU:“Medicinal polymer chemistry: From polymer design to therapeutic benefit and back”
15.00-15.05: Rounding off, Vice-dean Søren Rud Keiding