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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 took place on Friday 22 September 2023.


Friday 22 September 2023

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  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

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. 

In this work, the essence lies in the "scale" that arises in the background of the five molecules that make up the "steps" in DNA and mRNA. Guanine, Cytosine, Adenine, Thymine and Uracil become in the world of music a five-tone scale with the notes A, C, D, E and G, five notes which can reasonably be regarded as the central dogma of music.

Go to the audiovisuel representation