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Talent development

With its approximately 130 PhD students (almost half of whom come from abroad), the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is an active and inspiring environment for young researchers.

The department has a special seminar programme – the Kjeldgaard Lectures in Molecular Biology – which was set up with a view to providing the students with insight into the many different research fields in the department’s core areas. Highly reputed scientists from all over the world are invited by the department to give these lectures, which are followed by a special PhD session. Here the students have an opportunity to meet the lecturers informally and possibly gain inspiration or make useful contacts for subsequent postdoctoral studies abroad.

To encourage staff and students to collaborate with the business sector, or to set up their own companies, the department has established a special programme – the Brian Clark Biotech Lectures – where researchers affiliated with the business community are invited to talk about their experiences. There is also the option of taking a so-called Industrial PhD, where the research project is carried out in collaboration between a private company, the student and the university.

Because most of the department’s researchers have partners abroad, there are good opportunities for working with foreign researchers and possibly being posted at a laboratory abroad while studying for a PhD. These contacts often form the basis for subsequent postdoctoral studies abroad.


PhD research programme at the department

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics offers research subjects for a PhD degree within the following main areas:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Genetics

PhD defences at the department

Upon completion of the PhD studies, the student submits a PhD thesis. The research described herein, must be presented and defended by a PhD defence with external examiners.

PhD dissertations from the department

List with titles of the dissertations.

Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST)

GSST is the graduate school for all PhD students enrolled at Science and Technology (ST).

Talent development at Aarhus University

General overview of talent development at AU, including doctoral fellowships, doctoral plan, graduate courses, news for PhD students, etc.

PhD House at Aarhus University

With the PhD House, Aarhus University aspires to create a dynamic academic and social environment for the university’s young research talents.

International Centre for foreign PhD students

The International Centre is the centre of all international activities at Aarhus University.

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Revised 2014.05.21

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Addresses

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG)
is located at five different addresses:

  • The Science Park - Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  • Biokæden (Campus) - C.F. Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  • iNANO - Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  • Foulum - Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele, Denmark
  • Flakkebjerg - Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark

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Contact information

at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

E-mail: mbg@au.dk
Tel.: +45 8715 0000
CVR-no.: 31119103
VAT ("moms") number: 31 11 91 03
EAN-no. 5798000419964
"Stedkode" (departmental id number): 2802


Internal information

For staff and students at
the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Email: au@au.dk
Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

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