Currently, DANDRITE operates across two primary sites. The first is situated within the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (building 1874), housing Director and core Group Leader Prof. Poul Nissen. The second location spans the Department of Biomedicine (building 1116 and building 1182), where the other two Core Group Leaders, Prof. Anders Nykjær and Prof. Poul Henning Jensen, have their bases. In addition to these leaders, DANDRITE accommodates seven research Group Leaders - Duda Kvitsiani, Keisuke Yonehara, Mark Denham, Sadegh Nabavi, Thomas Kim, Taro Kitazawa and Chao Sun.
It is noteworthy that these departments are strategically situated within close proximity to each other on the premises of Aarhus University, spanning a mere few hundred meters.
By being established in these locales, DANDRITE finds itself at the epicenter of health research endeavors at Aarhus University. The setting offers an ideal context for the Institute's growth and advancement. In immediate proximity lie Aarhus University's biomedical research activities and cutting-edge animal facilities. This spatial synergy fosters the emergence of a dynamic research milieu and guarantees a robust interdisciplinary, cohesive, and translational capacity within the DANDRITE Institute.
If you fly to Denmark, it is possible to arrive in several airports in order to get to DANDRITE:
Aarhus airport (AAR) is the airport closest to Aarhus, with a travel time of 45 min with the airport bus to Aarhus (link to AAR airport bus). The airport bus is timed for each arrival/departure. Aarhus airport has several daily departures between Copenhagen, and connections to major cities in Europe.
Most flights from Europe and abroad arrive at Billund airport or Copenhagen airport.
Billund airport (BLL) is located 95 km south-west of Aarhus, with a travel time of around 1h15min by airport bus or taxi to Aarhus C (link to BLL airport bus).
Copenhagen airport (named Kastrup airport (CPH)) is located just outside Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and Aarhus is reachable by flight to AAR or by train directly from CPH airport to Aarhus main railway station.
Other smaller airports in Denmark can also be useful in some cases, such as Aalborg airport (AAL).
Travelling to Aarhus by train is convenient, with the main railway station centrally located in Aarhus, and direct trains from Copenhagen arriving every hour.
Travel time from Copenhagen (and Copenhagen airport) to Aarhus by train is around 3h20min. Tickets can be bought via DSB's website or at the railway station.
The distance from the main railway station in Aarhus to DANDRITE is around 2.5 km and takes around 20 min by bus, 5 min by taxi, and the walk to DANDRITE will take around 35 min (see suggested route).
In general, when planning a train or buss journey in Denmark the Travel Planner website is a good place to start.
In order to get from the railway station to DANDRITE by bus, you should catch bus no.:
2A (towards Skejby Sygehus, get off at the stop called "Emil Aarestrups Vej")
13 (towards Frydenlund, get off at the stop called "Emil Aarestrups Vej")
16 (towards Hasle, get off at the stop called "Universitetet/Kemisk Institut")
The bus ride to DANDRITE from the railway station takes around 20 min. There are bus stops in the area outside the main railway station in Aarhus (see map to the left). Tickets are both from the ticket machine inside the bus right after entry with cash.In general, when planning a train or buss journey in Denmark the Travel Planner website is a good place to start.
Taxis are available in the waiting area outside the main railway station, and the drive to DANDRITE will take around 5 min. If you need to call for a taxi, Aarhus Taxa is reachable via no. +45 89 48 48 48.