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EVENT: Official opening of CEMBID

The Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design was officially openend on 19 March. 80 guests took part in the celebration.

Image collage of photos by photographer Roar Paaske.
Image collage of photos by photographer Roar Paaske.

The official opening of CEMBID took place from 4-6 pm in the iNANO house.

The opening started with a one-hour ceremony in the iNANO auditorium, where CEMBID leader Kurt Gothelf welcomed all participants. Niels Chr. Nielsen, Dean of Science and Technology at Aarhus University, then gave a speech about the importance of the research that will be conducted in CEMBID. Director of iNANO Trolle Linderoth and Scientific Officer from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Jens Peter Lauritsen also talked before three of the four partners in CEMBID briefly introduced their research areas. 

Following the ceremony, all participants were invited for a tapas-style reception in the iNANO foyer.

Image collage to the left:

Top panel: Group photo with, from left to right, Scientific Officer at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Jens Peter Lauritsen, Professor Jørgen Kjems, Professor Kurt Gothelf, Associate Professor Ken Howard, and Director of iNANO Trolle Linderoth.

Second panel: Dean of Science and Technology Jens Christian Nielsen, Scientific Officer Jens Peter Lauritsen, and Director of iNANO Trolle Linderoth.

Third panel: Professor and center leader of CEMBID Kurt Gothelf, Professor Jørgen Kjems, and Associate Professor Ken Howard. Professor Tony Lahoutte, who is the third partner in CEMBID, was unable to attend the opening.

Lower panel: Images from the reception.

Read more about the opening on the Science and Technology's website (in Danish only)