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Programme for the Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

held at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres ("Søauditorierne"), Aarhus University

Friday 1 June 2018

Friday 1 June 2018

  • 08:30-09:30 - coffee/tea & bread rolls + company exhibition "Søauditoriet" (Lakeside Lecture Theatre)  
  • 09:30-16:15 - talks, exhibition, posters, group photo, etc. ("Søauditoriet")
  • 16:30-18:00 - preparty with live jazz music (outside "Stakladen" - or Mogens Zielerstuen)
  • 18:00-01:00 - dinner and party with entertainment, lounge music, DJ and fireworks ("Stakladen" (AU main canteen) 

In connection with the annual meeting, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department, where a number of former employees will also be invited to attend the annual meeting and dinner.

08:30_09:30    Coffee/tea & bread rolls + exhibition (companies)
09:30-09:35 Opening remarks by Christian Damgaard


Scientific session 1: Chair: Christian Damgaard

Keynote 1: Jesper Svejstrup, The Francis Crick Institute, London: "Responding to DNA damage: protein modification and transcription shut-down"

10:20-10:45Coffee break
Scientific session 2. Chair: Esben Lorentzen  


Sofie Hindkjær Lautrup: "NAD+ supplementation restores disease features in a DNA repair deficient Alzheimer’s disease mouse model"

11:00-11:15 William Garland: "Riboregulation in stem cell pluripotency and differentiation"
11:15-11:30 Group photo (will be taken outside on the lawn or in the auditorium - depending on the weather)
11:30-13:30 Lunch, exhibitions and poster session - "50 years of MBG" (each section)

Scientific session 3. Chair: Daniel Otzen

Keynote 2: Jan Ellenberg, EMBL, Heidelberg: "Advanced imaging of cellular processes across scales"


Prize ceremony. Chair: Daniel Otzen
Exhibitors' prizes
Poster Prize
Teaching awards for: Best Lecturer of the Year and
The Best Student Lecturer of the Year 

14:40-15:10 Coffee break
Scientific session 4. Chair: Simona Radutoiu  

Jaslyn Wong: "The crystal structure of the Lotus japonicus exopolysaccharide receptor 3 ectodomain reveals a novel sugar-binding module"

15:25-15:40 Rasmus Peter Thomsen: "A functionalizable DNA nanopore"
Milena Laban: "Structural studies of lipid flippases using cryo-electron microscopy"
15:55-16:15 50 years of the Department - Finn Skou Pedersen and Erik Østergaard Jensen
16:30-18:00 Pre-party with live Jazz music and beer/soft drinks outside "Stakladen" (weather permitting) otherwise in the "Mogens Zielerstuen"
18:00-01:00 Dinner, party, lounge music, DJ Lotte and fireworks at Stakladen


by "Denmark's funniest waiters" from Cafe Kølbert


During the party at Stakladen, there will be fireworks.

Poster from the Annual Meeting