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KILU Newsletter, week 48, 2018-11-30

KILU Newsletter is the Department of Chemistry's internal newsletter.


Researchers at the Department of Chemistry have been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council (VR) has announced which researchers have been awarded funding in this year’s major call for applications within Science and Engineering. Researchers at the Department of Chemistry will receive close to SEK 40.3 million for the period 2018-2022. Read more (in Swedish).

Mikael Ekvall receives funding from Formas

Formas recently announced which researchers have been granted funding for projects in the annual open call for research and development projects. Mikael Ekvall, from the Division of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, has been awarded SEK 2 999 220.

Lund University´s iGEM team returned from the competition with a gold medal

iGEM Lund, the team that represented Lund University at the International Synthetic Biology competition in Boston won a GOLD medal after presenting their project on Vitreoscilla hemoglobin (VHb). Read more about the project and the members of the team here.

iGEM Lund was also one of the three winners of the first Biohackathon in Lithuania, a life sciences programming competition. The participation at these events was possible thanks to the support of The Faculty of Engineering LTH, LMK stiftelsen, GANT and KUNSKAPs PARTNER. IGEM Lund Team supervisors: Nélida Leiva Eriksson and Leif Bülow (Division of Pure and Applied Biochemistry).

The 2018 Bo Rydin Foundation Award for Best Master’s Thesis to Erika Andersson

Erika Andersson, master student at the Department of Chemistry, has received the 2018 Bo Rydin Foundation Award for Best Master’s Thesis within the strategic areas of SCA: personal hygiene products, tissue paper and forest products. Erika’s thesis title was Dissolution and Fibre Spinning of Cellulose from an Ionic Liquid and the award includes a diploma and a stipend. Supervisors were Ulf Olsson, Division of Physical Chemistry, and Tobias Köhnke, Swerea IVF.

Researchers awarded funds from the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry have been awarded grants by the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund.

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Researchers in media

Charlotta Turner, from CAS, was interviewed on Radio Sweden about how she helped one of her doctoral students in chemistry to flee from the IS terror group in Iraq during the summer of 2014. Listen here

Ulf Ellervik, was interviewed in Smålandsposten on the occasion of his visit to the library in Älmhult to give a talk about life.

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Welcome to Kemicentrum’s Lucia celebrations, December 13 2018

We welcome all employees & guests at Kemicentrum to a Lucia celebration on December 13 at 09:30 - 10:00, in Café Ester at Kemicentrum. We will serve Lucia fika with glögg (hot, very sweet, non-alcoholic red wine)and gingerbread and The Kemicentrum choir will sing Christmas carols.

When: December 13 at 09:30-10:00
Where: Café Ester, Kemicentrum

To register, please e-mail, no later than December 6.
Use as subject in e-mail: ”Kemicentrum’s Lucia celebrations”.

Nobel lectures in chemistry, December 14

Two of the Nobel Prize Laureates in chemistry 2018, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter, will give two public lectures at Lund University, organised by the Chemical Society in Lund.

Time and place: 14 December at 15:15 in the auditorium, Medicon Village.
More information

Information from the library

Publishing agreement gives Open Access at no additional cost

Remember that your research articles become freely accessible (Open Access) at no extra cost when they are published in journals from the following publishers:
•Cambridge University Press, as of 1 January 2019
•Electrochemical Society
•Royal Society of Chemistry
•Taylor & Francis

Read more about the University’s publishing agreements


Opening hours during the Christmas holiday

Monday 24/12 – Wednesday 26/12: CLOSED
Thursday 27/12 - Friday 28/12: 10.00-12.00
Monday 31/12 – Tuesday 1/1: CLOSED
Wednesday 2/1 – Friday 4/1: 10.00-12.00

Regular opening hours from the 7th of January.

Friday 22/12: 09.00-12.00
Monday 24/12 – Friday 4/1: CLOSED
Regular opening hours from the 7th of January.

Work days between 24/12-6/1 the entrances are open for those with an entrance card. Weekends and holidays during this period only entrance A, B and E are open for those with an entrance card.

Personal data processing under the new data protection regulations

The University’s Staff Pages now offer information and support for how to process personal data in your work. Read more

At Lund University

Interactive seminar on Interdisciplinary Teaching, December 7

Welcome to an Interactive seminar on Interdisciplinary Teaching at IIIEE, organized by the new LU Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Forum. The aim of the Forum is to support both teachers in interdisciplinary settings and administrators in managing interdisciplinary curricula and thus to improve students’ learning in disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses and programmes across LU.

"How to align intended and realised interdisciplinarity in teaching?”
An interactive seminar on interdisciplinarity in teaching by Katrine Lindvig from the University of Copenhagen.

Time and place: 
Friday 7th December, 14:00–16:00, IIIEE, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund, room 201.
For more information and registration visit the LU Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Forum blog

Follow-up meeting on #metoo and #akademiuppropet, December 11

The Faculty of Science management and the faculty’s gender equality and equal opportunities committee invite you to a follow-up meeting about #metoo and #akademiuppropet.
Time and place: 11 December at 15:00 in the Lundmark Room, Astronomihuset.

The presentations will be in English, comments and questions can be asked in Swedish.

Förslag om Lunds universitets etablering i Science Village

Beredningsgruppen har släppt en del av innehållet i rapporten om Lunds universitets etablering i Science Village Scandinavia på Brunnshög. Rapporten kommer att redovisas i sin helhet för universitetsstyrelsen i december. Därefter kommer rapporten att finnas tillgänglig på projektets blogg.
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