A display of strengths and possibilities

Thirteen sharp presentations in less than three hours at the faculty's first Interdisciplinary Research Meeting was a demonstration of how impressively broad we are at Health.

Photos: Line Rønn

On Wednesday afternoon, professors, associate professors, assistant professors and postdocs from the faculty's five departments came together in Stakladen. They participated in the faculty's first Interdisciplinary Research Meeting, and they especially learned about how we at Health can help each other better.

From time to time, researchers will buy  e.g. molecular analyses, biostatistical advice, cell cultivation, histology or 3D printing services elsewhere, because they are not aware that we have excellent core facilities at Health for precisely that.

At the meeting in Stakladen, there were colorful AI illustrations, presentations told like fairy tales and examples of how the dead help the living in analyses of small molecules at the Department of Forensic Medicine. We learned about neuropsychiatric research on humans and animals, and we heard that the core facilities at the Department of Odontology and Oral Health can cut everything.

"It impresses me to experience so compressed how much we can do at Health. The afternoon was a demonstration of the faculty's breadth and strengths, and I am pleased to see the great interest the researchers have in each other's fields," says vice-dean for research Hans Erik Bøtker.

He hopes that the Interdisciplinary Research Meeting will become a tradition that can inspire even more interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Interdisciplinary Research Meeting presented the following core facilities at Health:

  • Professor Torben Sigsgaard, Department of Public Health: The Climate Chambers - From the Sahara via the Amazon to the high Arctic in one day or from clean-room to Oxford Street in 2 days
  • General manager of the FACS Core Facility Charlotte Christie Petersen, Department of Biomedicine: Core Facilities located at the Department of Biomedicine
  • Professor Gregers Wegener, Department of Clinical Medicine: Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit (TNU): Neuropsychiatric behavioral and functional phenotyping
  • Senior researcher Jørgen Bo Hasselstrøm, Department of Forensic Medicine: Let the dead help the living – small molecule analysis
  • Head of Department Siri Beier Jensen, Department of Odontology and Oral Health: Core Facilities located at the Department of Odontology and Oral Health
  • Associate Professor Per Qvist, Department of Biomedicine: From data-confused to Bio-informed…
  • Professor Christian Fynbo Christiansen and molecular biologist Johan Vad-Nielsen, Institut for Klinisk Medicin: Core Facilities located at MOMA

The programme included six inspiring Flash Talks:

  • Professor Pia Dreyer, Department of Public Health: Humanising the Intensive care unit – is it possible?”
  • Assistant Professor Line Staun Larsen, Department of Odontology and Oral Health and Department of Forensic Medicine: Relations
  • Associate Professor Dorte Rytter, Department of Public Health: Endo... What did you say? Doing interdisciplinary research on a neglected condition
  • Associate Professor Mikkel Vendelbo, Department of Biomedicine and Department of Clinical Medicine: Nuclear Medicine – From Cells to Humans
  • Associate Professor Ermelinda Porpiglia, Department of Biomedicine: Mapping niche dynamics at single-cell resolution in skeletal muscle using mass cytometry
  • Professor Jan Wolff, Department of Odontology and Oral Health: Digital dentistry

Learn more

You can get an overview of the core facilities at Health here.