Honorary Skou Inauguration Day

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 at Faculty of Health, Aarhus University

Practical information

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Time: 14.00 - 22.00

Place: Lake Auditorium, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Honorary Skou Inauguration Day

On the 8th of October – which would have been Professor and Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou’s 101th birthday – we invite all newly appointed Honorary Skou Professors for a celebration with visits to departments, talks by selected Honorary Skou Professors and a festive dinner in the evening.

By joining the event, you will be part of an exclusive group of international researchers and will have ample opportunity for professional networking .

More information will be posted on this website as we approach the event.

We look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely yours
Lars Bo Nielsen

Extending the invitation to junior researchers

All Honorary Skou Professors are invited to extend the invitation to a junior researcher (PhD/Postdoc) from their department or research group.

Faculty of Health will offer a travel grant of up to EUR 300.

Junior researchers are invited to participate in the visits to the departments and in the Lake Auditorium event. In the evening, an informal Get-Together (food & drinks will be served) for the junior researchers will be arranged by our local junior researchers giving opportunity to network.


Spouses are welcome for the event in the Lake Auditorium but we do not have the capacity for them to join the dinner and we cannot cover their travel costs.


Until 14.00:
Visit to the department arranged by your host (champion)
Welcome by Dean Lars Bo Nielsen
Welcome to Aarhus University by Rector Brian Bech Nielsen

Presentations by Honorary Skou Professors, moderated by Vice-Dean Ole Steen Nielsen

  • Professor Irena Sailer from University of Geneva
  • Professor Peter Carmeliet from KU Leuven
  • Professor Krina T Zondervan from Oxford University
  • Professor Kenneth Rothman from Research Triangle Institute and Boston University
15.35Official inauguration by Dean Lars Bo Nielsen
Photo session

Dinner at Varna Palæet


  • The afternoon talks

    Will take place in Lake Auditorium Merete Barker, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C.

  • Dinner for Honorary Skou Professors

    Will take place at the Varna Palæet, Ørneredevej 3, 8000 Aarhus C.
  • Evening Get-Together for junior researchers

    Will take place at Restaurant ÉT, Åboulevarden 7, 8000 Aarhus C.

Practical information

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Time: 14.00 - 22.00

Place: Lake Auditorium, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C


  • Deadline for registration is Monday 9th of September 2019
  • When registering you will have the option to let us know of any dietary requirements. Dress code is business casual.

Travel arrangements & costs

Honorary Skou Professors are reimbursed for accommodation and travel costs after arrangement with their host champion.

Accompanying junior researchers are reimbursed up to EUR 300 for documented travel costs. Reimbursement by the PhD school after submission of documentation (more information to follow).

 Please contact your champion for assistance with travel and accommodation arrangements for yourself and accompanying junior researcher.


Your host for the visit is your local champion. He/she is responsible for coordinating your visit and will help with practicalities. Please contact your champion if you have any questions.