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There are 49 members of staff and PhD students at Aarhus University’s CARB basic research centre, 28 of whom come from abroad, representing 15 different countries. Front row (from left): Junyi Su (China), Dorthe Bødker Jensen, Mick Blaise (France), Maria Vinther, Estelle Lucette Marchal (France), Terry Mun (Singapore), Estrella Martinez (Spain), Kira Gysel (Switzerland), Fleur Dolman (Australia). Second row: Bjørn Erik Vind Koch, Svend Dam, Anna Malolepszy (Poland), Nadieh de Jonge (Netherlands), Sheena Ricafranca Rasmussen, Winnie Füchtbauer, Lene H. Madsen, Simona Radutoiu (Romania). Third row: Ei-ici Murakami (Japan), Rafal Zgadzaj (Poland), Anna Jurkiewicz (Poland), Mai-Britt Brøndum, Andrea Genre (Italy), Dennis Berg Holt, Niels Sandal, Zhe Yan (China), Carina Terney Pedersen, Marcin Nadzieja (Poland). Fourth row: Mette Hoffmann Asmussen, Nina Eberhardtsen Hansen, Linards Klavins (Latvia), Niraj Shah (India), Yasuyuki Kawaharada (Japan), Haojie Jin (China), Simon Kelly (New Zealand), Noor de Jong (Netherlands). Back row: Dugald Reid (Australia), Nikolaj Birkebæk Abel, Vikas Gupta (India), Christina Kalisch (Germany), Jens Stougaard, Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, Søren Thirup, Sebastian Kragh Kristensen (Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen)
International laboratory trainees spending a one-year period of practical training at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Front row (from left): Ingrid Puusta (Estonia), Maria-Alexandra Vatasescu (Romania) and Martina Jadronova (Slovakia). Back row: Moussa Hassan (Denmark), Julia Poniewierska (Poland), Dörte Meyer (Germany) and Laboratory Coordinator Anni Christensen, who is the contact person for the trainees at the department. Absent in this photo is Linards Klavins (Latvia), but he can be seen in the group photo above (Photo: Jørgen Ploug)

2013.10.29 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Internationalisation with a vengeance

Aarhus University urges researchers and students to focus on international collaboration. This commitment is fully met by the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, as approximately 140 of the department’s more than 400 staff members and PhD students come from abroad – representing most of the world.

Scientists from Aarhus University have found a certain gene that affects nerve cell activity. Photo: Colourbox

2013.10.16 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The pig, the fish and the jellyfish: Tracing nervous disorders in humans

Scientists are working across animal species in order to solve some of the riddles of human diseases.