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Working from home

Listed below you find information, good advice and inspiration for work-related activities and webinars/online courses.

AU guidelines on virtual meetings

Good advice when working from home

Online courses and e-learning

Work related activities

If you run out of things to do, here’s suggestions to upgrade your skills:

  • PyMol - learn making beautiful graphical illustrations and analysis of molecular structures
  • Inkscape - an open source vector drawing program for making general purpose schematic illustrations. It is also good at combining figure elements from different sources into one figure. Similar to Illustrator, but free. Tutorial on youtube here (it introduces you to the basic tools of inkscape, while you draw a donut)
  • GraphPad Prism - a scientific 2D graphing and statistics software. A versatile statistics tool purpose built for scientists - not statisticians. There is a free 30 days trial version available to new users, which you can register for here. Lab members affiliated the Health Faculty can also order their own license through HE IT's webshop     
  • STRING - a database of known and predicted protein-protein interactions. The interactions include direct (physical) and indirect (functional) associations; they stem from computational prediction, from knowledge transfer between organisms, and from interactions aggregated from other (primary) databases
  • Cytoscape - an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data
  • IrfanView - graphic viewer
  • How to turn your conference into a vitrual event
    EMBL blogpost with tips and tricks on how to turn your conference into a vitrual event

If you have been postponing learning Danish or any other language, this can be the perfect time to start. Also in case you are a bit rusty or need to catch up on the last lessons then take advantage of the following offers:

You can also consider to:

  • Organize your Labbook
  • Update your LinkedIn, ORCID, Researchgate, etc. profiles
  • Improve presentation skills (through tutorials/webinars)
  • Learn touch typing (blindskrift)
  • Learn Python
  • Take a class in scientific communication
  • Brush up on your stats and machine learning
  • Learn some bioinformatics
  • Read this book to improve your grant writing skills

Non work-related activities for you and your family

Active lifestyle and wellbeing

Be good to your self and nurture your wellbeing. There are plenty of online opportunities to engage in physical activities.


Culture, science and nature

Some of the most popular museums, attractions and artists around the world offers access to unique experiences online.  


Families and children

Parents around the world have turned to Social Media platforms to share with other millions of families ideas, videos, experiments and more to do with children of all ages. For inspiration check out these groups and pages where you will find plenty of ressources for you and your family