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Biological and Bioinspired Materials (Henrik Birkedal)


2023.12.01 | iNANO | Congratulations to 3 new Masters of Science!

Marie, Christian and Malene defended their MSc projects with flying colors this week.

Three newly minted Masters of Science in chemistry – well done!

2023.10.08 | iNANO | PhD student Anne Marie wins poster prize at the yearly PhD school

Congratulations to group member Anne Marie M. Faaborg for winning a poster prize in this year's Autumn school for PhD students at iNANO.

2023.10.26 | 14th ICCBMT | Young Investigator Award to postdoc Adrián R. Palomo

Adrián received a Young Investigator Award at the 14th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues in the Netherlands – congratulations!

2023.06.15 | iNANO | Birefringence image of narwhal tusk wins second place in Science as Art competition

Congratulations to group member Adrián R. Palomo for winning second place in this year's Science as Art competition at iNANO.

In his image, the cross-section of a narwhal tusk was measured using birefringence microscopy revealing the different orientations of the collagen fibrils in the tusk. Poorly oriented collagen appears in grey tones and highly ordered collagen shows bright colors corresponding to the different in-plane orientations.

2023.06.12 | iNANO | Group member Anne Marie obtains her master's degree and is accepted into the nanoscience PhD programme

Congratulations to Anne Marie M. Faaborg who has obtained her master's degree in chemistry after conducting a beautiful project in our group on the 3D microstructure of the mantis shrimp eye using laboratory phase-contrast CT.

We look forward to welcoming Anne Marie back as a PhD student after the summer holidays!

2023.05.01 | iNANO| "new" postdoc in the group

We are happy to welcome previous PhD student in the group, Maja Østergaard back as a postdoc. She will be working on analysis of bone structure data using machine learning.

2023.04.27 | nature | New publication

We have been so fortunate to work with researchers from the Skrydstrup group and Danish Technological Institute who have developed a chemical process to extract virgin-grade materials from wind turbine blades in one process. The work has been published in nature.

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2022.10.17 | iNANO

New group members

We welcome Anastasiia Sadetskaia and Adrian Rodriguez-Palomo to the group. Anastasiia starts as PhD student and will work on the structure of bone while Adrian is a postdoc and will work on narwhal tusk structure.

2022.09.15 | iNANO

Villum Synergy grants for data-driven projects at Aarhus University

Henrik Birkedal receives a Villum Synergy grant for data-driven interdisciplinary research to improve the analysis of 3D imaging data.

2022.09.01 | LinkedIn

Henrik Birkedal is Septermber's 'Researcher in Focus'

Our group leader Henrik Birkedal is this month's 'Researcher in Focus' on Department of Chemistry's LinkedIn. Watch the interview to hear about our research in biological and bio-inspired materials!