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Alumni Day2019

  • Friday 28 June 2019

Alumni day 2019

On Friday 28 June 2019 

all molecular biology alumni are invited to participate in the annual meeting of the department to learn about the latest research and meet the staff and students.

The meeting will be held at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres at Aarhus University.


Coffee/tea & bread rolls + exhibition (companies)

09:30-09:35 Opening remarks by Erik Østergaard Jensen


Scientific session 1: Chair: Christian Damgaard
Keynote speaker 1

Professor Ana Martin-Vilalba, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (DKFZ), Division of Molecular Neurobiology: "The art of decision-making in stem cell biology"

10:20-10:40Coffee break
   Scientific session 2. Chair: Magnus Kjærgaard
Short talks by PhD students and postdocs     
10:40-11:00 Kira Gysel: "Why can't we be friends? Legumes recognize their bacterial symbiont by specific molecular signals"
11:00-11:20 Yuhui Dou: "A myth of nuclear cap binding proteins"
11:20-11:40 Mikael Winkler: "Structural studies of the yeast ergosterol transporters NCR1"
11:40-12:00 Group photo (will be taken outside on the lawn or in the auditorium - depending on the weather)
12:00-13:45 Lunch, exhibitions and poster session

Scientific session 3. Chair: Magnus Kjærgaard
Short talks by PhD students and postdocs

13:45-14:05René Bærentsen: "(p)ppGpp Regulates a Bacterial Nucleosidase by an Allosteric Two-Domain Switch"    
14:05-14:25Beatriz Ferrando: "Blood biomarkers for preservation of cognitive capacity in oldest old"   
14:25-14:45Rasmus Jensen: "IgE – The rigid antibody"     
14:45-15:15 Prize ceremony. Chair: Lisbeth Heilesen 
  • Exhibitors' prizes
  • Poster prize
  • Kjeld Marcker PhD Prize(s)
  • Teaching awards for the Best Lecturer of the Year 
  • Teaching awards for the Best Student Lecturer of the Year 
15:15-15:35 Coffee and cake

Scientific session 4. Chair: Bjørn Panyella Pedersen

Professor Michael Bang Pedersen, Department of Political Sciences, Aarhus University: "Who Spreads Conspiracy Theories - And Why?"