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Inauguration of MBG in the University City

The official opening of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the University City takes place on Friday 22 September 2023.


Friday 22 September 2023

The celebration starts with an official opening in the auditorium with the following programme that will be in Danish: 

13:00 Welcome by Rector Brian Bech Nielsen
13:05 Speech by Dean Kristian Pedersen
13:10  Speech by Member of the Danish Parliament Stinus Lindgreen
13:20  Speech by Director Jørgen Lang, FEAS
13:30  Speech by Director Henrik Seiding, Technology and Environment, Aarhus Municipality
13:40  Video/Music by Tao Højgaard
13:50  Head of department Erik Østergaard Jensen talks about the renovation of the buildings
14:00  The DNA double helix is cut
14:10  Guided tour for external guests
14:30  Reception in the canteen

Invited guests for the event

For the event in the auditorium, we have invited a number of external guests as well as members of the MBG Management Committee, the MBG Building Committee, and the Board of the student organisation. We have still room for many more and you are kindly invited to participate in this event. Should the number of people signing up exceed the capacity of the room, we will select people based on a draw. 

Refreshments for all staff and students at MBG

We plan to broadcast the event on the info screen, which you can follow the event on the platforms and at the student area, where some refreshments will be served. 

Guided tour for external guests and reception for guests, staff and students

After the official opening, we will arrange a guided tour for the external guests and at 14:30 we will all meet in the canteen and the area around the auditorium for a reception with a light meal and some refreshments. 

The central dogma as a symphonic art installation

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics presents a symphonic art installation "Det Centrale Dogme" (The Central Dogma), which explores the fundamental processes of molecular biology through music and visual elements. The artwork celebrates the depth and complexity of science and provides a unique experience of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Go to the audiovisuel representation